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Topics Covered

  • What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)?
  • Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Diagnosis & Staging
  • Current Standard of Care for Early Stage Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Treatment for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • The Important Role of Clinical Trials
  • Managing Side Effects & Pain
  • Specialists in Your Health Care Team
  • Communication Tips
  • Preparing for Your Appointments
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD

Professor & Head, University of Washington Dermatology, George F. Odland Endowed Chair, Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor, Adjunct of Pathology and Oral Health Sciences, Clinical Director, Skin Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Daniel Coit, MD, FACS

Leader, Melanoma Disease Management, Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery, Weil-Cornell Medical College

Vernon K. Sondak, MD

Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Professor, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Oncologic Sciences

Sarah Kelly, MSW

Older Adult Program Coordinator, CancerCare


You can download the brochure for this workshop (pdf)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 16, 2016.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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