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Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Surgery

In brief: PROBABLY NOT

There is no data suggesting the mcc runs in families.
Actually, if there were multiple members of a single family with the disease, it would be reportable. It is a very rare cancer, occurring in the epidermis in sun-exposed areas of the body.

In brief: PROBABLY NOT

There is no data suggesting the mcc runs in families.
Actually, if there were multiple members of a single family with the disease, it would be reportable. It is a very rare cancer, occurring in the epidermis in sun-exposed areas of the body.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: 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 (merkel cell polyomavirus).

In brief: 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 (merkel cell polyomavirus).
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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