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What are the tests for merkel cell cancer?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Examination, biopsy
Some merkel cell cancers can be diagnosed by history and appearance.
More often, a simple in-office biopsy and pathologic examination is necessary for a definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Examination, biopsy
Some merkel cell cancers can be diagnosed by history and appearance.
More often, a simple in-office biopsy and pathologic examination is necessary for a definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Biopsy
The test for merkel cell skin cancer is a biopsy, usually performed by a dermatologist.
The primary treatment of this cancer is surgery. Patients only get scans if there is evidence of regional or distant metastasis.

In brief: Biopsy
The test for merkel cell skin cancer is a biopsy, usually performed by a dermatologist.
The primary treatment of this cancer is surgery. Patients only get scans if there is evidence of regional or distant metastasis.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Biopsy ASAP
If you suspect a merkel cell carcinoma, get it evaluated (biopsy) as soon as possible.
These tumors are rare, but tend to be aggressive and need to be treated expediently to help get the best outcome.

In brief: Biopsy ASAP
If you suspect a merkel cell carcinoma, get it evaluated (biopsy) as soon as possible.
These tumors are rare, but tend to be aggressive and need to be treated expediently to help get the best outcome.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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