Welcome to AMIGOs

Australasian Merkel Cell Carcinoma Interest Group

“Enabling access to high quality care for all patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma”

What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a rare but highly aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma has the potential to be lethal and appropriate management should be sought immediately through a specialist centre.
Treatment often will involve several types of therapy such as surgery, radiation, and sometimes systemic medications. Multidisciplinary evaluation of patients with this cancer is critical to determine and carry out a proper treatment plan.

“Many patients and primary care doctors don’t understand the severity of a Merkel Cell Carcinoma diagnosis. Carers and families often don’t appreciate the seriousness of the condition. How could a skin cancer that you have never heard of, give you a deadly problem, unless it is malignant melanoma? Merkel Cell Carcinoma patients need quick referral to specialists at centres of excellence who understand this disease.”

Jonathan Pincus
Chair, Patient Advocacy Group

Jonathan Pincus


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