My name is Audi and I was diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma 4 years ago. At the time of diagnosis I was considered a stage III and the progrnosis looked rather bleak. I am just wondering if there are any members here with the same Cancer. Merkel Cell is also referred to as neuroendocrin carcinoma, arises from uncontrolled growth of Merkel cells in the skin. It is a rare skin cancer with an incidence of about 1500 us cases per year. The exact causes of MCC are not known. If anyone here has this type of cancer and wishes to discuss it further, please contact me. There is much information and resources available.