Suggest treatment for skin cancer
The cancer is Merkel cell carcinoma, a cancer arising from skin.
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I believe the cancer diagnosed on biopsy on upper arm is Merkel carcinoma.
Merkel cell carcinoma arises from cells in the skin and it is a rare and aggressive cancer.
The major risk factors are exposure to sun-light and weak immune system.
It is important to know the spread of the tumor to stage it. Her oncologist will know about it or he may plan to stage it now. Prognosis and treatment options depend on stage of the tumor.
The treatment modalities include, surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both.
It is an aggressive tumor and the doctor has explained her the poor prognosis.
If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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