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Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 03/07/2014

Table 1. The Ten Most Common Sites for Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC), (SEER 1973–2006)a

Anatomic Site Cases (%) 
Skin, face1,041 (26.9)
Skin of upper limb and shoulder853 (22.0)
Skin of lower limb and hip578 (14.9)
Skin of trunk410 (10.6)
Skin of scalp and neck348 (9.0)
Skin, NOS234 (6.0)
External ear120 (3.1)
Eyelid98 (2.5)
Skin of lip91 (2.4)
Unknown primary site31 (0.8)
Total 3,804 (98.3)

NOS = not otherwise specified
aAlbores-Saavedra J et al: Merkel cell carcinoma demographics, morphology, and survival based on 3,870 cases: A population-based study. J Cutan Pathol. Reprinted with permission © 2009. Published by Wiley-Blackwell. All rights reserved.[15]

References

  1. Albores-Saavedra J, Batich K, Chable-Montero F, et al.: Merkel cell carcinoma demographics, morphology, and survival based on 3870 cases: a population based study. J Cutan Pathol 37 (1): 20-7, 2010.  [PUBMED Abstract]