Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Additional resources for Merkel cell carcinoma

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Living with cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Advanced Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Understanding cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Understanding Lymphedema (for Cancers Other Than Breast Cancer)

Family and caregiver concerns

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer causes and prevention

A Parent’s Guide to Skin Protection (also in Spanish)

Skin Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection

Sun Basics: Skin Protection Made Simple (information for children aged 8 to 14)

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

When treatment isn’t working

Nearing the End of Life

Hospice Care

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National 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

    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 and a UV Index app that you can check using your zip code

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

    Offers accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public

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.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 12/31/2013
Last Revised: 12/31/2013