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New findings suggest that mechanical stress may promote melanoma formation on the plantar surface."We should suspect melanoma more strongly in a case of a developing pigmented lesion located on the plantar mechanical stressful areas, including the heel," Dr. Ryuhei Okuyama' of Shinshu University School of Medicine in Matsumoto, Japan, told Reuters Health by email. The findings were published online June 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
While sun exposure is the key risk factor for melanoma on the skin, the malignancy can also occur on non-sun-exposed parts of the body, such as the volar surfaces, Dr. Okuyama and colleagues state in their report. These melanomas usually do not have the oncogenic BRAF mutation seen often in melanomas on sun-exposed skin, they add.
 
Source: Anne Harding, Medscape Family Medicine via Reuters Health [5/24/16]
 
 
 
 

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