Treatment Options for Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma
- Wide local excision to remove a larger area of tissue than was removed in earlier surgery. A lymph node dissection may also be done.
- Radiation therapy after surgery.
- Radiation therapy and/or surgery as palliative treatment to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.