Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Additional resources for Merkel cell carcinoma

More information from your American Cancer Society

We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.

Other organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Toll-free number: 1-888-462-3376 (1-888-462-DERM)
Website: www.aad.org
Spot Skin Cancer website: www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer

    For information on skin cancer, a skin cancer risk assessment, a locator for free skin cancer screenings, and a dermatologist locator

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Website: www.epa.gov/sunwise/

    Has free sun safety information

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (Seattle Multidisciplinary MCC Team)
Website: www.merkelcell.org

    Has a lot of MCC-specific information, including photos, information to help make informed decisions, and support/discussion groups

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Part of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI offers accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Website: www.nccn.org

    Made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, the NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients, including one on Merkel cell carcinoma. Also provides online information on other topics to help patients, caregivers, and families make informed decisions about cancer care.

Skin Cancer Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-754-6490 (1-800-SKIN-490)
Website: www.skincancer.org

    Has pictures and descriptions of skin cancers, information and educational materials, and newsletters

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Website: www.asds.net

    Has a Skin Cancer Self-Exam Kit and Journal, which can be printed from the website, “Skin Cancer Takes Friends” – a state-by-state guide to free skin cancer screenings (usually conducted May thru July), and a Dermatologic Surgeon Locator that can be searched by zip code

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

Last Medical Review: 04/13/2015
Last Revised: 05/23/2016