The natural history and management of Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin: a review of 22 patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

@article{Savage1997TheNH,
  title={The natural history and management of Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin: a review of 22 patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital.},
  author={Philip Savage and Dagna Constenla and Cyril Fisher and J. Meyrick Thomas and Martin Eric Gore},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={164-7}
}
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare skin malignancy, which primarily affects the elderly. Currently, there is only limited data on the natural history of this condition and no consensus on its optimum management. We have reviewed the natural history and management of 22 patients with Merkel cell carcinoma, who were treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1985 and 1994. The median age at diagnosis was 75 years (range 55-96), with the head and neck region being the most common site of disease… CONTINUE READING

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