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What is the treatment for merkel cell cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Excision: Assessment for local (nodal) disease, and distant metastasis: chest, abdomen ct scan, as well as certitude that it is not a mis-diagnosed small cell lung cancer. These are most common in the head and neck region. They are neurendocrine tumors. They sometimes require chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Surgery: The treatment for merkel cell skin cancer is usually surgery, most often a wide excision along with sentinel node biopsy.

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