Can I get Skin Cancer of my Feet?

Yes, any Sun kissed areas may be effected. In Texas, feet are susceptible because we tend to wear flip flops most of the year.

Melanoma is a malignancy of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes), located predominantly on the skin. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases, but the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. It is estimated that 76,690 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2013, with 9,480 resulting in death. Early detection of cutaneous melanoma is the best means of reducing mortality. If you believe that the spot on your feet has changed color, shape or size, call the experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists at 512-328-8900 for a definitive diagnosis.

 

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists