Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon form of skin cancer, so understandably, learning you have this specific malignancy may lead to additional questions and worry. Many patients who receive this diagnosis find that one way to help ease some of this initial anxiety is to educate themselves. Learning exactly what Merkel cell carcinoma is and how it can be treated can help you more confidently make decisions about your treatment.
An experienced oncologist is the best source of individualized information about Merkel cell carcinoma. However, there are many resources available online that can provide you with general information about this malignancy. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we take patient education seriously and are dedicated to providing Merkel cell carcinoma patients with accurate information. To get you started, below are some helpful articles about Merkel cell carcinoma:
- Five ways to manage the side effects of Merkel cell carcinoma
- Can other types of skin cancer lead to Merkel cell carcinoma?
- What is Merkel cell carcinoma and how is it treated?
One resource for information about your individual case of Merkel cell carcinoma is the experienced team in Moffitt’s Cutaneous Oncology Program. Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, and our skin cancer experts have unique experience treating this uncommon malignancy. Additionally, Moffitt has been named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, a designation that speaks directly to our robust clinical trials program and ambitious research efforts.
To speak to a Moffitt physician about your Merkel cell carcinoma treatment options, fill out a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488 to request an appointment. We do not require referrals.