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Does anyone know why it is a good idea to inject a bump with a steroid that turns out to be merkel cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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. Usually it is advisable also surgically evaluate the nearby lymph nodes as well. In some cases, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is also used.

In brief: 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. Usually it is advisable also surgically evaluate the nearby lymph nodes as well. In some cases, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is also used.
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