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According to Conway McLean, DPM, "Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, often develops on sun-exposed skin. Yet, it may also start in places that receive little sun exposure, such as your foot. Because most people never check their feet for signs of melanoma, this cancer often spreads before it’s noticed.
 
Dr. Conway McLean
 
 
"Melanomas may even occur beneath a toenail, of all places. This is most common in the big toes of your feet. The cancerous cells underneath the nails can look like purple, brown, or black bruises. These also may look like dark streaks that grow vertically in the nail. Unlike nail injuries where the nail eventually grows out, these streaks don’t go away. Many people will assume these changes are fungal in origin, another good reason to have nail changes evaluated by a specialist," says Dr. McLean.
 
Source: Mining Journal [2/29/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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