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Doctor insights on: Types Of Foot Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What type of doctor shoule you see for toenail cancer?

What type of doctor shoule you see for toenail cancer?

Specialist: Either musculoskeletal oncologist or a dermatologist with oncology training.....

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Does homedics foot spa causes cancer?

Does homedics foot spa causes cancer?

No clear association: No, there has been no association with using a foot spa and developing cancer.

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I've got warts on the bottom of my feet. Could they be cancer?

I've got warts on the bottom of my feet. Could they be cancer?

RARE...: While anything is possible, warts rarely undergo malignant transformation. Still, it's best to have them treated early.

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What to do if I have warts on the bottom of my feet chance of cancer?

What to do if I have warts on the bottom of my feet chance of cancer?

While not common: Warts can transform to a malignant form known as epithilioma cunniculotum. Best think to do would be to get rid of the warts that you have so that they won't transform. You can always have a piece biopsiednbeforensestroying.

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What kind of tests are needed to figure out if I have cancer in my foot?

What kind of tests are needed to figure out if I have cancer in my foot?

Tissue: If the tumor is in the deeper tissues of your foot, an MRI can be suggestive. Ultimately, a biopsy will be how the diagnosis is made.

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

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.

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Random black/ dark brown spot under foot? Just appeared out of no where, can it be cancer, I'm 22 years old?

Random black/ dark brown spot under foot? Just appeared out of no where, can it be cancer, I'm 22 years old?

Have it evaluated: I would have it evaluated by a podiatrist and if they think it looks suspicious, then it can be biopsied.

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Have ceiling fans with lights energy saving bulb is it safe if I sit away 3 feet so that I don't get cancer?

Have ceiling fans with lights energy saving bulb is it safe if I sit away 3 feet so that I don't get cancer?

Very Safe: Light bulbs (energy saving or not) do not emit radiation or anything else that will cause cancer, if that is what your question is. Sitting closer than three feet to the moving blades is probably more of a hazard.

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29/f. Out of no where I have a thick wad on the top of my foot. It is from the inside. And a little red. Cancer? What cancers spread to foot?

29/f. Out of no where I have a thick wad on the top of my foot. It is from the inside. And a little red. Cancer? What cancers spread to foot?

Most likely not a: Cancerous tissue. Might be a ganglionic cyst. If really concern see a podiatrist for excision and biopsy of the lesion. MRI really does not differentiate between cancerous or benign.

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How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

It's rare: Of the many different types of cancer bone cancer is one of the more were types. Usually bone cancer is is the spread of cancer that started another place. Cancer that originates in somebody's bones is rare. It is very to have bone cancer in the foot of someone who is in her 20s

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Could an MRI or and X-ray show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Yes: If it reached a certain size and the specific type of cancer. X-ray will show calcification and bone mostly.

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Is it possible for an MRI or and X-ray to show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Not definitively: Advanced imaging can reveal abnormalities in the bone and soft tissue. The gold standard in identifying if the abnormality is in fact a cancer, is to take a surgical biopsy... which then needs to be reviewed by a pathologist for definitive diagnosis.

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills.

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My dr says I have dry moles. Can these be cancer. They are coming up all over top of feet?

My dr says I have dry moles. Can these be cancer. They are coming up all over top of feet?

Dry moles: I don't understand this type of definition. It's not a medical term and I think you would need to ask your doc to give you a diagnosis and perhaps the explanation of it.

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My upper back only hurts when im on my feet. When I am sitting or laying no pain. Could it still be cancer? My blood work is good.

My upper back only hurts when im on my feet. When I am sitting or laying no pain. Could it still be cancer? My blood work is good.

More Information: Information like a description of the pain, the duration of the pain, the intensity of the pain, the course (getting better or worse), any effective or non-effective treatments, and aggravations such as standing. While the diagnosis of cancer is unlikely it is a possibility. A radiograph of the upper spine may assist in this diagnosis or more likely some type of arthritis (back joints).

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