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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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