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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..... ...Read more

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Does homedics foot spa cause cancer?

Does homedics foot spa cause cancer?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 types of cancer bone cancer is one of the more were types. Usually bone cancer 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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

Pain: Inflammation of a tendon can cause pain, swelling. Colloidal silver is often used in external applications to prevent wound infection. Internal ingestion of colloidal silver does not have much scientific evidence supporting use. Excessive use can lead to permanent bluish discoloration of the skin. So use only with the direction of your physician. ...Read more

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I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when I was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also, have a bad foot?

I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when I was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also, have a bad foot?

Osteoporosis: I'm not sure what you mean by a bad foot, but see your podiatrist for help. Low impact to start, certainly. Swimming is a great low impact exercise that is very aerobic and fun to boot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a fingerprint wart on my foot.are they linked to cancer.

Hi, I have a fingerprint wart on my foot.are they linked to cancer.

Virus: A wart is a virus, a simple biopsy can be done and remove any doubt and give you an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could an MRI or X-ray show cancer in the foot?

Could an MRI or X-ray show cancer in the foot?

Sometimes: Certain tumors of bone and soft tissue have appearance and characteristics that may be visible on radiographic studies. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female to have bone cancer on the side of her foot?

What are the chances of a 23yo female to have bone cancer on the side of her foot?

Unlikely: Osteosarcomas or Ewing's sarcoma or even synovial sarcomas are rare diseases. There are genetic predispositions to these diseases, but the bone sarcomas commonly occur around the knee or the shoulder, but it doesn't have to be. I'd see a physician if this is giving you pain or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to reduce or stop fluid gathering in the feet due to bone and liver cancer?

Can there be a way to reduce or stop fluid gathering in the feet due to bone and liver cancer?

It depends on your m: A great deal depends on your medical situation. So your oncologist can guide you. There are ways to reduce or get rid of fluid collections anywhere in the body. This may be possible with diuretics, better nutrition(you need adequate amount of proteins in your blood) and sometimes by managing the cause of the fluid accummulation which can be compression caused by the tumors. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Rare occurrence: Anyone can get bone cancer. Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people. Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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Should I go in for colon removal surgery next week had a foot of it removed last year due to cancer it's back now?

Should I go in for colon removal surgery next week had a foot of it removed last year due to cancer it's back now?

Difficult question: It sounds like you are already scheduled for surgery next week. I suspect and hope you have had appropriate follow up with your gastroenterologist, surgeon and surgical oncologist. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to have all questions answered but if not talk to the doctors who are familiar with your history and get their opinions. ...Read more

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How many feet I must be far from compact fluorescent lights (cfls)—the energy-saving bulbs so that I don't get skin cancer?

How many feet I must be far from compact fluorescent lights (cfls)—the energy-saving bulbs so that I don't get skin cancer?

Not a concern: These are unlikely to contribute to an increased risk of melanoma. Ultraviolet light (sun) is the type of light worth avoiding. ...Read more

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Am i gonna get skin cancer by being a couple feet away from a reptile uvb bulb for about a couple hours a day? What should I do

Am i gonna get skin cancer by being a couple feet away from a reptile uvb bulb for about a couple hours a day? What should I do

UVB is bad for you: Knowing that it causes melanoma, a dangerous form of cancer should make you stop using uvb from now on. This a cancer which can be fatal... So stay away from this stuff. ...Read more