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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can my subungual melanoma spread to the bottom of my foot i have a new small brown lump on bottom of foot looks like a small mole wasn't there before?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes, it may: It is not feasible to know without examining the lesions, but if the primary subungual lesion is a melanoma, it is a malignant tumor and can spread any where in the body.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
You: Need to be under the care of a specialist. Melanoma is very serious.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes it can : The answer is yes it can. It can spread to other areas of your body. But also, it is possible to be a second primary ( a second melanoma that is not a spread from the 1st melanoma). In any case, you should talk to your md/ dermatologist about this -have it checked and treated -asap.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
That new lump should be excised!! and sent to pathology. (or at minimum biopsied.)
Sep 29, 2012

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