By drmereau
June 22, 2012
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Protect Your Feet From Skin Cancer

Skin cancer on your feet? Yes, it definitely does occur. In fact, melanoma of the
foot is particularly fatal because people rarely think to look for the disease. (Did you know that Bob Marley died of malignant melanoma of the toe?)
Early detection is important, so be sure to check your feet regularly. If you find
suspicious spots on the soles of your feet, between your toes, or under your
toenails, call our office right away for an appointment.
Think “ABCD” to detect melanoma:
Asymmetry - The shape of the one half does not match the other.
Border - The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular.
Color - The color is uneven or varies from one area to the other.
Diameter - Melanomas grow in diameter, whereas moles remain small.
A spot larger than the size of a pencil eraser (about 5 millimeters) may
be cause for concern.

What’s the best way to prevent skin cancer? Wear SUN SCREEN!

Go local.... with your sun screen.  Texas based comapny Supergoop.

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