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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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OUR OFFICE IS EXCITED TO HAVE JUST PURCHASED THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTING MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE SKIN, A CONDITION WHICH IS USUALLY FATAL IF NOT DIAGNOSED VERY EARLY.  THE DEVICE IS THE DERMLITE DL3 AND HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO BE THE TOOL OF CHOICE FOR THE WORLD'S LEADING DERMATOLOGISTS.  THIS IS THE LATEST AND MOST PRECISE INSTRUMENT BY THIS COMPANY DEVELOPED THUS FAR.  OUR CLINIC IS CONSTANTLY SEEKING OUT THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE OUR PATIENTS WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE.

PRIMARY CUTANEOUS MELONOMA IS THE MOST COMMON MALIGNANT TUMOR OF ANY TYPE IN THE FOOT.  THE TERM ACRAL LENTIGINOUS MELONOMA IS APPLIED TO MELANOMA AFFECTING THE HAND OR FOOT.  DESPITE YEARS OF RESEARCH, THE NEWS ABOUT MALIGNANT MELANOMA CONTINUES TO BE BAD.  NOT ONLY DOES MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN THE FOOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE PROGNOSIS THAN MELANOMA OF OTHER BODY SITES, BUT THE PREVALENCE OF MELANOMA IS INCREASING FASTER THAN ANY OTHER TYPE OF CANCER. THE MOST COMMON SITE OF PRESENTATION ON THE PLANTAR SURFACE AND SUBUNGUAL REGIONS, BUT THE TUMOR MAY OCCUR ANYWHERE ON THE FOOT.  THESE LESIONS ARE FREQUENTLY MISDIAGNOSED AS BENIGN NEVIS, SUBUNGUAL HEMATOMA, PYOGENIC GRANULOMA AND OTHER DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MELANOMA OF THE FOOT TENDS TO PRESENT AT A MORE ADVANCED STAGE AND AT A GREATER DEPTH THAN LESIONS ELSEWHERE IN THE BODY.  THESE FACTORS MAY BE RELATED TO FREQUENT DELAYS IN DIAGNOSIS.  DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE IMPACT ON SURVIVAL.  MOST PATIENTS ARE YOUNG ADULTS, WITH THE MOST FREQUENT AGE OF PRESENTATION BEING IN THE 40S.  WOMEN ARE MOST FREQUENTLY AFFECTED THAN MEN AND THIS CANCER PRESENTS A PARTICULAR RISK FOR YOUNG WOMEN.  THIS TUMOR IS THE MOST COMMON MALIGNANCY IN WOMEN IN THEIR LATE 20S, AND IS SECOND ONLY TO BREAST CANCER TO WOMEN IN THEIR 30'S.

THE OVERALL SURVIVAL RATE FOR MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE FOOT IS 63% FOR 5 YEARS AND AT 10 YEARS IS 51%.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE
Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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CHIROPODIST / FOOT SPECIALIST,  B.Sc. PODIATRIC MEDICINE / ACADEMY FOOT & ORTHOTIC CLINICS, 752 Broadview Ave , Toronto ON, M4K 2P1 416-465-8737