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Are you hiding a cancer under your socks?

Are you hiding a cancer under your socks?
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Feet are one of the most neglected areas of the body. Most of us ignore them unless they cause us problems, or we are showcasing them in open toed sandals or shoes, so cancers of the foot and ankle are often missed or diagnosed too late.

According to the National Cancer Institute, researchers have shown that atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma.

Moles should be checked regularly by a doctor or nurse specialist, especially if they look complex; grow larger; or change in colour, or shape; or if any changes occur, such as itching, flaking or oozing.

What to look for (click image to go to the actual Google images page):

Foot melanoma pictures - click to go to original page

Foot melanoma pictures

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