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Neuroendocrine cancer

Introduction: Neuroendocrine cancer

Description of Neuroendocrine cancer

Neuroendocrine cancer (medical condition): A rapidly growing, aggressive form of skin cancer that occur on or just under...more »

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Merkel cell cancer:
  »Introduction: Merkel cell cancer
  »Symptoms of Merkel cell cancer
  »Causes of Merkel cell cancer
  »Treatments for Merkel cell cancer

Neuroendocrine cancer: Related Topics

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Neuroendocrine cancer: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neuroendocrine cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neuroendocrine cancer, or a subtype of Neuroendocrine cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neuroendocrine cancer as a Disease

Neuroendocrine cancer: Another name for Merkel cell cancer (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Merkel cell cancer
  »Symptoms of Merkel cell cancer
  »Causes of Merkel cell cancer
  »Treatments for Merkel cell cancer

Neuroendocrine cancer: Related Diseases

Neuroendocrine cancer: Neuroendocrine cancer is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Neuroendocrine cancer

Some of the causes of Neuroendocrine cancer are included in the list below:

  • 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

Symptoms of Neuroendocrine cancer (Merkel cell cancer)

Some of the symptoms of Neuroendocrine cancer incude:

  • Localized skin change
  • Skin growth
  • Changes in appearance of mole
  • Painless skin lump
  • Merkel cell carcinomas usually present as solitary red nodules, and are often similar in appearance to other more common skin cancers. Merkel cell carcinoma may spread to lymph nodes in the neck, axillae and groin.

Treatments for Neuroendocrine cancer (Merkel cell cancer)

Treatments for Neuroendocrine cancer (Merkel cell cancer) include:

  • For a cancer which is in the early stages and is localised to the skin, surgical excision and radiotherapy are often used as primary treatment. Usually a wide area surrounding the cancer is surgically excised and the site is then treated with radiotherapy post-operatively

Treatment of Neuroendocrine cancer: For more treatment information about Neuroendocrine cancer, see treatment of Merkel cell cancer (Neuroendocrine cancer)

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