Merkel cell carcinoma

What is Merkel cell carcinoma?

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by a virus (Merkel cell polyomavirus)

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My dear friend called tonight and told me she had cancer. Her remark was that she found a lump in her upper arm and after she took a fall of some...

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The cancer is Merkel cell carcinoma, a cancer arising from skin.

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My husband has merkel cancer his blood pressure is 168/120 and his left has swelled up he is later stage. What does this mean?

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need to control the pressure

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Your husband is on chemotherapy...

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I recently had blood work done and results show high on my ALK PHOSPHATASE. Mi reads 141. I have had cancer and am now 4 years in remission. Does...

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Not a malignancy, Alk phos still in range. No worries.

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My dear friend called tonight and told me she had cancer. Her remark was that she found a lump in her upper arm and after she took a fall of some...

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My husband has merkel cancer his blood pressure is 168/120 and his left has swelled up he is later stage. What does this mean?

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