Many people associate skin cancer with excessive exposure to sun and ultraviolet light and therefore think that their feet aren’t likely to be affected. However, other factors are involved that can contribute to the formation of cancerous growths on your feet and ankles. Malignant growths can look like other skin conditions, and if they advance to your blood vessels and lymph nodes, they can spread to other parts of your body. So be sure to have any abnormalities checked by your foot doctor.
If you are concerned about an unusual growth on your foot, it is time to see your podiatrist for the proper care. The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.