skin cancer

Skin cancer may develop anywhere on your body, including your feet. Skin cancer on the feet is most typically due to genetics, viruses, chronic irritation or inflammation, and exposure to chemicals-as opposed to exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.

You may develop skin cancers in your feet. They may be odd looking moles or mold, bleeding or rough patches on the skin which, at times, can be skin cancer. A thorough evaluation of your feet is very important in order to detect and treat skin cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer in the feet and can produce small scaly bumps, plaque, and cracked, itchy, or bleeding skin. Basal cell carcinoma is not as common because feet aren’t exposed to the sun like other parts of the body. It is usually non-aggressive and may look like white bumps that can ooze or crust. Malignant melanoma must be detected early. It is very dangerous and can spread to other parts of the body. It may appear on the top or bottom of the feet as well as under a toenail. It can present as a brown, black, or sometimes pink or red spot or bump, resembling a mole.

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