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Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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If you have Merkel cell carcinoma or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about Merkel cell carcinoma, including risk factors, symptoms, how it is found, and how it is treated.

Learn About Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Whether you’re worried about developing Merkel cell carcinoma, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.

Protect Yourself From Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Many skin cancers are caused by excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or other sources. Learn how to protect your skin, and what you can do to find skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment and Support

If you are facing Merkel cell carcinoma, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

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The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from skin cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with skin cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing Merkel cell carcinoma? Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Skin Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in skin cancer.

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