Merkel Cell Sarcoma

skin cancer

About Merkel Cell Sarcoma

Merkel cells are found in the top layer of the skin. These cells are very close to the nerve end that receive the sensation of touch. Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer, is a very rare type of skin cancer that forms when Merkel cells grow out of control. Merkel cell carcinoma starts most often in areas of skin exposed to the sun, especially the head and neck, as well as the arms, legs, and trunk.


The first sign of Merkel cell carcinoma is usually a fast-growing, painless nodule (tumor) on your skin. The nodule may be skin colored or may appear in shades of red, blue or purple. Most Merkel cell carcinomas appear on the face, head or neck, but they can develop anywhere on your body, even on areas not exposed to sunlight.

Possible Causes

It's not clear what causes Merkel cell carcinoma. Merkel cell carcinoma begins in the Merkel cells. Merkel cells are found at the base of the outermost layer of your skin . Merkel cells are connected to the nerve endings in the skin that are responsible for the sense of touch. Being out in the sun.

Cancer Growth

Stages of Retinal bastomai

  1. Stage I: the tumor is confined to the retina.
  2. Stage II: it is confined to the eyeball.
  3. Stage III: the cancer has spread to areas in the region around the eye.
  4. Stage IV: the cancer has spread through the optic nerve to the brain, or through the blood to soft tissues, bone, or lymph nodes metastasis means
  5. the transference of disease-producing organisms or of malignant cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood.


. During surgery, your doctor removes the tumor along with a border of normal skin surrounding the tumor. If there's evidence that the cancer has spread to lymph in area of the skin tumor, those lymph nodes are removed

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