Protect Your Feet From Skin Cancer

June 21, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

melanoma blog postSkin cancer on your feet? Yes, it definitely does occur. In fact, melanoma of the foot is particularly fatal because people rarely think to look for the disease. Early detection is important, so be sure to check your feet regularly. If you find suspicious spots on the soles of your feet, between your toes, or under your toenails, call our office right away for an appointment.

Think “ABCD” to detect melanoma:

Asymmetry – The shape of the one half does not match the other.

Border – The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular.

Color – The color is uneven or varies from one area to the other.

Diameter – Melanomas grow in diameter, whereas moles remain small.

A spot larger than the size of a pencil eraser (about 5 millimeters) may be cause for concern. What’s the best way to prevent skin cancer? Wear sun screen, even on the soles of your feet!

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