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Treatment for Merkel Cell Carcinoma By Stage

The stages of Merkel cell carcinoma include:
 
  • Stage I
  • Stage II
  • Stage III
  • Recurrent.
 
Treatment for Stage I Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Treatment for stage I Merkel cell carcinoma may include:
 
  • Surgery alone
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy to the tumor site and regional lymph nodes
  • Surgery, with or without radiation therapy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.
     
Treatment for Stage II Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Treatment for stage II Merkel cell carcinoma may include:
 
  • Surgery alone
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy to the tumor site and regional lymph nodes
  • Surgery, with or without radiation therapy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.
     
Treatment for Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Treatment for stage III Merkel cell carcinoma will most likely entail chemotherapy.
 
Treatment for Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Treatment for recurrent Merkel cell carcinoma may include:
 
  • Surgery alone
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy to the tumor site and regional lymph nodes
  • Surgery, with or without radiation therapy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.
     
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