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Causes of Merkel cell cancer

List of causes of Merkel cell cancer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Merkel cell cancer) that could possibly cause Merkel cell cancer includes:

  • Ultraviolet radiation has been implicated as a factor in developing Merkel cell carcinoma, due to the occurrence of the tumour on sun exposed skin. Immunosuppression following organ transplantation is also associated with the development of Merkel cell carcinomas

Merkel cell cancer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Merkel cell cancer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Merkel cell cancer:

Merkel cell cancer: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Merkel cell cancer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Merkel cell cancer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Merkel cell cancer may be found in:


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