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Merkel cell carcinoma

| Reprints
March 19, 2014
by Jeffrey D. Shiffer, MD; Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

The expected 5-year survival rate for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma is more than 80% if the tumor is less than 2 cm and has not metastasized. Once a tumor has metastasized regionally, the 5-year survival rate drops to about 50%.

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