In November 2017, Dad was diagnosed with Merkel-Cell Carcinoma on his right upper thigh. Within a week, he had surgery to remove the mass. They were able to acheive clean margins and removed three lymph nodes, which were cancer free. Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer caused by a virus. This is unrelated to his kidney cancer 2012, and his regular Basal/Squamous Cell findings.
August 30th 2018, Dad was admitted to the hospital because of possible heart issues. After an EKG and a battery of tests, it was determined that the he had a very low red blood cell count, and as a result they did an endoscopy of his upper GI. They found an ulcer and three areas to biopsy. These biopsies came back positive for MCC.
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