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How do I manage my Merkel cell carcinoma on a daily basis?

Managing your Merkel cell carcinoma on a daily basis begins with treatment. It's important to get treatment right away since Merkel cell carcinoma can spread very quickly. Once you've been treated, you should check in with your doctor regularly to make sure the cancer hasn't come back or spread. It's also very important to continue checking your own skin frequently, because Merkel cell carcinoma recursManaging your Merkel cell carcinoma on a daily basis begins with treatment. It's important to get treatment right away since Merkel cell carcinoma can spread very quickly. Once you've been treated, you should check in with your doctor regularly to make sure the cancer hasn't come back or spread. It's also very important to continue checking your own skin frequently, because Merkel cell carcinoma recurs in about half of all cases, even after treatment. Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen and protective clothing. Being diagnosed with and treated for Merkel cell carcinoma can cause a lot of emotional stress, so make sure to take care of your emotional health by relying on resources like social workers, support groups, and friends and family.
 in about half of all cases, even after treatment. Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen and protective clothing. Being diagnosed with and treated for Merkel cell carcinoma can cause a lot of emotional stress, so make sure to take care of your emotional health by relying on resources like social workers, support groups, and friends and family.

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