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A 34-year-old member asked:

Got cancer and they had to amputate a foot. what kind of cancer would cause this to happen?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Cancer: Any type of sarcoma or malignant bone tumor would require surgical excision. If the surgeon sent a sample of the diseased bone for analysis, he or she would be able to let you know what specific type of cancer was present.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your physician has an absolute duty to tell you the exact name of the cancer and if you wish to give you a copy of the pathology report. You will probably find this helpful. Best wishes.
Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Neil Hecht
Dr. Neil Hecht commented
Podiatry 44 years experience
Malignant melanoma, a skin cancer that spreads, has become more common. Amputations are associated with this type of cancer. Obtain your medical records for your exact pathology information.
Jun 11, 2013

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