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Skin Cancer of the Feet

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 Innovative Foot and Ankle

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near the affected site. The podiatrist will determine the possibility of skin cancer through clinical observation and the use of skin biopsy. If a lesion is malignant the doctor will determine the best treatment options. Podiatrists are uniquely trained as lower extremity specialists to recognize and treat abnormal conditions on the skin of the lower legs and feet. Skin cancers affecting the feet may have a very different appearance from those arising on the rest of the body. For this reason, a podiatrist’s knowledge and clinical training is of extreme importance for patients for the early detection of both benign and malignant skin tumors. Tests can help diagnose cancer, contact Innovative Foot and Ankle to make an appointment at any of our 4 New Jersey locations