Merkel Cell Carcinoma

(Neuroendocrine carcinoma, small cell carcinoma of the skin; Trabecular carcinoma; APUDom the skin; anaplastic carcinoma) Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive cancer that primarily affects older, fair-skinned people. The mean age at diagnosis is 75 years. Merkel cell carcinoma occurs in younger patients with immunosuppression. Other risk factors are cumulative exposure to ultraviolet light, exposure to the Merkel cell polyomavirus, and another cancer (eg. As multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic…

September 3, 2018

Skin Cancer & Melanoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

May 27, 2016

Skin Cancer is abnormal growth of skin cells, often develops on skin exposed to the sun. However, this common form of cancer can also occur in the area of the skin that men living in sunlight. There are three primary classifications of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell, carcinoma, and melanoma. You can decrease the risk of skin cancer by limiting exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Check your…