Brandon Podiatrist tells you all you need to know about feet skin cancers

Brandon Podiatrist tells you all you need to know about feet skin cancers

Dr. Rajnish Manohar has treated thousands of patients at his practice, the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, which has offices in both Brandon Florida and Zephyrhills Florida. Some of the cases he sees could be the precursor to skin cancer, so he wants you to have all the information you need to properly address your foot conditions before they become serious. Take a look at these types of skin cancers of the feet and how you can recognize them and have them treated.

What Are Skin Cancers of the Feet?

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have a number of features in common. The majority of which are painless, and often there is a history of reoccurring splitting, bleeding, or ulcer. Often, people discover their skin cancer after unrelated disorders near the affected area on the foot.

Causes of Skin Cancers of the Feet

Especially in places like Florida, the sun’s harmful rays are known to be primary cause of skin cancer; the condition is frequently found on parts of the body that receive the most sun direct exposure. Skin cancers of the feet, however, are more frequently related to viruses, exposure to chemicals, persistent swelling or irritability, or a genetic condition. Sadly, the skin of the feet is often neglected throughout regular medical examinations, and for this reason, it important that the feet are inspected regularly for abnormalities that might indicate evolving skin cancer.

Foot Skin Cancer Types and what to look for

Cancer is always serious, but here are a few of the most common cancers of the feet in the order of their seriousness:

Warning Signs of Foot Skin Cancers

If you observe a mole, bump, or patch on the skin that meets any of the following requirements, schedule a visit at the Gentle Foot Care Clinic immediately:

Treatment of Foot Skin Cancer

Dr. Manohar will certainly examine the possibility of skin cancer both through a clinical assessment and with using a skin biopsy. A skin biopsy is an easy treatment in which a little sample of the skin lesion is extracted and sent to a specialized lab where a skin pathologist will certainly examine the tissue with advanced instruments. If a sore is figured out to be cancerous, Dr. Manohar will recommend the best course of treatment for your condition.

If you think you might have a skin cancer on your feet and want to make a preemptive strike, call Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can submit a request by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment.

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