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Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Common Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma usually appears as firm, painless, shiny skin lumps (nodules) or tumors. The lumps are usually red, pink, or blue and vary in size from less than a quarter of an inch to more than 2 inches. About half of all Merkel cell carcinomas occur on the sun-exposed areas of the head and neck; one-third occur on the arms and legs. However, the disease may also begin on other parts of the body, such as the trunk.

Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Summary

If someone has potential symptoms of Merkel cell carcinoma, it does not necessarily mean the disease is present. Several other medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. If you believe you have possible symptoms of Merkel cell carcinoma, visit your doctor so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.

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