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life expectancy of metastatic merkel cell carcinoma

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How to find out: Merkel cell cancers aren't super-hard like keloids and probably won't have the little crab-claw serrations at the edge. Since you had to ask, get two ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Doubt it: See a surgeon and if concerned have them do an incisional bx of your keloid.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: The merely cell center at the university of washington on seattle has one of the largest experiences and research labs devoted to merle's cell cancer ... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No special Diet: Merkel cell cnacers can be dangerous especially if it had spread to the lymph nodes. In terms of diet , eating healthy is good for all cancer patient ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
One Good Bx is OK: It is an uncommon type of cancer but it is not difficult to make a diagnosis. So I do not see the need for a second biopsy if the clinical picture is ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not a second biopsy: But potentially a second pathologist to review the first biopsy. Most hospitals will automatically have a second pathologist review the slides if a di ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Not inherited: Merkel cell carcinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor of the skin, is not inherited. The majority of these tumors in fact seem to be associated with a virus ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not sure : Depends on the stage. Metastatic disease carries a significantly worse prognosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Not standard: This is not standard therapy for merkel cell carcinoma. The standard therapy would be to surgically remove the tumor with a rim of normal skin. Usua ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
See Plastic Surgeon: Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a skin cancer that is more aggressive than most skin cancers and it must be treated adequately or it will spread.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unlikely: This age, disease and location makes it very unlikely to be Merkel cell cancer...also this disease is extremely rare..
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Unlikely: Send a picture?Can do a virtual consult - a nose is easy to see on a virtual consult.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It depends: A low-grade squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth metastatic to one neck lymph node may get a cure. A low-grade lung cancer with bone metastases may k ... Read More

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