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Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma Topic Guide

Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Merkel cell carcinoma is a very rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the skin. Sun exposure and having a weak immune system can affect the risk of Merkel cell carcinoma. Merkel cell carcinoma usually appears as a single painless lump on sun-exposed skin. Tests and procedures that examine the skin are used to detect (find) and diagnose Merkel cell carcinoma. Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

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