SKIN CANCER OF THE FEET CAN BE PREVENTED
posted: Aug 14, 2019.
Cancer can strike in an area of the body many people don’t think about –the feet. “The most serious, increasingly common type of skin cancer, melanoma, can first emerge on the feet,” says Dr. Matthew Garoufalis, a podiatrist and president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). “One reason for this may be that many people who are vigilant about using sunscreen on their faces and arms still forget to apply protection to their feet. Exposure to UV rays is a leading cause of skin cancer.”
|Dr. Matthew Garoufalis|
“Skin cancers on the feet and lower legs can look very different than skin cancers on other areas of the body,” Garoufalis says. “Podiatrists are uniquely trained as lower-extremity specialists, and are best equipped to help patients detect early and treat effectively both benign and malignant skin tumors on the feet and lower legs.”
Source: Coronado News
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.