Skin cancer consists of tumors that grow in your skin and can eventually spread if left untreated.
Melanoma is known as the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer.
This type of skin cancer develops in the melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin color.
Melanoma can spread from these cells to other parts of your body.
Check the moles on your feet
You may be on the lookout for unusual-looking moles around areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis, such as the arms, chest, or face.
However, foot melanoma is pretty common and can occur especially in the skin that’s exposed when you wear sandals on a sunny day.
Learn more about the causes and effects of foot melanoma and why this condition is often overlooked.
What are the symptoms of foot melanoma?
On the skin, melanoma looks like moles that continue to evolve in shape, size, and color.
Such moles also have uneven borders and asymmetrical sides.
While melanomas are often brown in color, they can sometimes be red, tan, or white.
Blue or black moles are also possible.
Rather than being one solid color like most moles, melanomas tend to have a combination of colors.
Melanoma can also occur in your toenails.
This is most common in the big toes of your feet.
The cancerous cells underneath the nails can look like purple, brown, or black bruises.
These also tend to look like dark streaks that grow vertically in the nail.
Unlike nail injuries where the nail eventually grows out, these streaks don’t go away if they’re melanoma.
You may also experience nail brittleness, as well as nails that crack easily. Learn more about skin cancer symptoms here.
Who is more at risk of developing foot melanoma?
Aside from UV ray exposure, melanoma tends to occur more often in people with certain risk factors. These include:
- having fair skin
- being sensitive to the sun (you may find that you burn easily
- a history of at least one severe sunburn before the age of 18
- preexisting moles on your feet
- having at least 50 moles throughout your body
- having a family history of melanoma or another type of skin cancer
Can foot melanoma get worse if not treated?
When foot melanoma is diagnosed during its early stages, the cancer is easier to treat.
In stage 0, the melanoma is in the top layer of your skin only (called the epidermis). Stages 1 and 2 mean that the spot is thicker and has possibly broken the skin.
However, cancer hasn’t spread yet.
Complications can arise in the final stages of melanoma in the foot. In stage 3, melanoma spreads to your lymph nodes or to another spot either on or near your foot. Stage 4 — the most serious form of melanoma —means that cancer has spread to another part of your body or an internal organ.
These two stages are considered the most life-threatening.
How is foot melanoma treated?
Treatment options for foot melanoma depend on the stage of diagnosis, as well as your overall health.
When caught early, your doctor may simply cut out the mole and any skin immediately surrounding it.
This method is called an excision, and it’s performed in your dermatologist’s office.
Advanced cases of foot melanoma might require one or more of the following:
- chemotherapy — a treatment that uses chemicals to kill the cancer cells in your body
- immunotherapy — a type of treatment that stimulates the immune system to attack cancer cells
- lymphadenectomy — a type of surgery that removes affected lymph nodes
- radiation therapy — a treatment that uses radiation to shrink tumors
- What is the outlook for foot melanoma?
When caught early, foot melanoma is easier to treat.
According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, foot melanoma often isn’t detected until it’s reached a more advanced stage.
This in turn makes the melanoma more difficult to treat, and it may spread to other parts of the body.
For these reasons, foot melanoma can have a higher rate of fatalities.
It’s important to look for unusual spots throughout your entire body, including your feet.
We want you to also be aware of many different foot situations.
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Here the latest testimonial that always makes me feel proud:
Here’s my first reply to her
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Now go to https://dtfootwear.com/product-category/mens/extra-extra-wide-width-style/ and go to the first style of this page 728E ( I suggest this style) and this is perfect for any edema and will adjust to any swelling or ankle discomforted as well.
If he has significant swelling can you please measure the whole ball width ( a complete circle) and enter that information on the form.
Also, text me a picture of his left and right foot- especially if he has swelling (edema) in the instep or ankle.”
|Pauline Brown Schlosser|
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I need to talk to the men out there. Is your 6E hurting your feet?
I have received three calls this week stating that problem.
A few reasons, why our 9E program, has been an unbelievable success!!!!
Oh, a note: all 3 of those men love their new 9E width shoes!!
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The question I get is “what does this have to do with the working environment?”
Besides this being an interesting story and you as a reader to understand the need of proper length and width for your feet to be 100 percent comfortable.
The fewer distractions and the better health, in your life, the more output and outlook you’ll have towards life and especially towards work.
Meaning that you gain a better status in your working environment, and your total daily production is not at risk.
If your shoe is too large, too tight, too heavy (in weight), no support, wow what a comfort problem!!
A SIGNIFICANT FACT,
IF YOU HAVE AN EMPLOYEE THAT IS MISFIT IN A PAIR OF SHOES?
Then you have an injured employee, and production is the guarantee to be at a lower rate!
Health is the number one priority for any person but especially a person who has diabetes or has foot conditions.
We also want to create the proper health for your feet, and this will occur by proper footwear and the correct inserts.
This following information, you’ll be reading, is what is needed to obtain this perfect health for your feet.
Now, if we can get you in the proper footwear!
Hopefully, you’ll allow these two items to be part of your lifestyle and what a significant change to your way of life.
These things will be working towards this success in keeping the disease out of your feet.
We, at www.dtfootwear.com, can show you the proper footwear and the need to have the proper inserts to maintain this diabetes out of your feet.
Footwear as to have fashion (that we have) but the shoe is to control upper support.
Then, off-load any problems that you have at the top of your foot.
Now, if you have problems, on the bottom of your feet?
It is the job of the properly removable insert to correct these issues.
Everybody feels that it is the shoe that solves all the problems!
For a person with diabetes or an individual who has major foot problems and that is not true.
It takes two majors elements to off-loading, corrections:
Significant added support and develops combined circulation
Which needs to keep this disease out of your feet.
All diabetic shoes need not have inside seams to create irritation.
Number one item:
Proper shoes need to be a Therapeutic/Comfort (please!), not Comfort shoes (that many diabetic suppliers furnish in this business today).
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