As with any medical condition, protection of the bones and tissues involved is crucial to the prevention of problems. Since most cancers that affect the feet are caused by overexposure to sunlight, patients should utilize sunblock whenever their feet are exposed to UV rays. Viruses, chemicals, and chronic ulcers can also lead to cancer formation and can be avoided by wearing proper socks and footwear during any job or activity in which an individual is exposed to these factors. By using appropriate protection in all aspects of life, the risk of acquiring cancer can be largely reduced.
As cancerous tissue looks different in the feet than in any other part of the body, professional help should be sought as soon as a problem is detected so the condition can be treated before it begins to spread. Contact or Medford office at 541-776-3338 for any concerns you may have for your foot health. Appointments can also be scheduled with Dr. Evan Merrill online.