Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare skin cancer that usually looks red or blue.  Often on your face or neck also is called neruoendocrine carcinoma of the skin.  It tends to spread quickly and grow fast.

About Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Mekel cell cancer tends to develope more often in older people.


The first sign of Merkel cell carcinoma is usually a fast-growing, painless nodule (tumor) on your skin.  

Possible causes

1)  A lot of exposure to sunlight

2) A weakened immune system

3) History of skin cancers

4) Older age

5) Light skin color

cancer growth

The cancer grow quickley and is uncontrolled so you can't tell where and when it is going to grow.

Stages of Merkel Cell Cancer

The first stage is developing the cancer.
The second stage is getting little bumps that get bigger.

The third stage is pain and itching.

Metatasize is


The treatment depends if the cancer has spread or where it is.   The procedure maybe called mohs surgery.  Chemotheropy is also a option It is a drug to kill the cancer.  It can be administrated by the veins or in a pill most people prefere the pill but there are sometimes when they only allow the veins because it gets into the blood stream quicker.

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