Reprinted with permission by the Oncology Nursing Society from Site Specific Cancer Series: Skin Cancer. Muehlbauer, P & McGowan, C(Eds). Chap 2: pp 33–49. Copyright 2009, Oncology Nursing Society. Part 2 appeared in the September/October 2011 issue of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.
Note: The section on Merkel cell carcinoma was written by chapter co-author Victoria Garcia-Albea (nee Beebe), and was the basis for her article, “A Review of Merkel Cell Carcinoma for Dermatology Nurses,” which appeared in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.