Can you get cancer in your foot?

The answer to this question is a very emphatic yes.

Skin Cancer of the Foot

When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma of the foot is very dangerous and deadly. One of the most dangerous factors is that early warning signs are often unseen or ignored. Dr. Danciger strongly urges his patients to inspect their feet on a regular basis.

 Of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot, half pass away within five years because the cancer had spread significantly by the time of diagnosis. Early detection is key when it comes to skin cancer and foot exams are a huge part of prevention. Check your soles, between your toes and around your toenails and call Dr. Danciger as soon as you notice a freckle or spot that changes or looks suspicious.

Bone Cancer of the Foot

Bone cancer in the foot is not as common as in other areas but there are several forms. Multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma are three types of bone cancer that can develop in the foot. Bone pain, swelling and reduced mobility are symptoms to take notice of and seek evaluation for.

Early diagnosis and treatment is absolutely essential to your health. Don't wait to get evaluated by Dr. Danciger. Call his office today at (760) 568-0108 or submit a question or appointment request online.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle