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Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Question: Merkel Cell Carcinoma? My husband was diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma Cancer. It spread to his lymph nodes and it was removed. We cannot find the primary place where the cancer started and as of now we see no cancer in his body. We are about to start chemo and radiation. They say that Merkel Cell is very rare for someone his age, 21. Any information on this type of cancer and such would be greatly appreciated.

Answer: Here is a website with lots of info.... this is a very aggressive disease which is often treated much like small cell lung cancer, in terms of types of chemotherapy given. there is a lot we do not know about this disease. These researchers in Seattle might be worth contacting. Blessings

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