CURE Community Vlog: One Patient's Journey With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

July 11, 2020

“You have to speak up. What you don’t say is the most predictive of the care you don’t get.”

In just 10 days, Sue began her journey with Merkel cell carcinoma — a rare type of skin cancer that usually appears as a flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule, often on your face, head or neck.

She underwent seven surgeries on the left side of her nostril before receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

“There was so little research at the time,” she recalled.

“You have to speak up. What you don’t say is the most predictive of the care you don’t get.”


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