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Malanoma on the foot?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience in Travel Medicine
Hope not, but maybe: Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer killing many every year, however if caught early it is entirely curable. Sunburn increases & sunscreens (probably) reduce risk. Melanoma can occur anywhere on your skin, even on your foot; it does not need to arise from an existing mole. Given high cure rates if found early, your doctor should look at any suspicious lesion (and if doubt -> dermatologist!).
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Leon Shingledecker
40 years experience in Psychiatry
It can be also found beneath a nail plate, on areas of unexposed skin from the sun such as the plantar aspect of the feet
Mar 10, 2014

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So have the : Skin biopsied...A 2mm punch is all the skin needed and this way you will be at peace.
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