skin cancer


While all types of skin cancer, including squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, can be found on the foot, the most common is the most serious form, melanoma. Symptoms can be as subtle as an abnormal-looking mole or freckle found anywhere on the foot, and often go unnoticed without routine foot exams.

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UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Under the Microscope: Skin Cancer

December 18, 2012

Learn to recognize changes in the skin that could indicate skin cancer and educate your clients about the importance of early treatment.

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

What Is Skin Cancer?

December 1, 2009

Gone are the days when we slathered baby oil on our skin and competed with each other for the darkest skin tone. However, factors other than the sun play a role in the development of skin cancer, so even those who use the highest SPF can still be at risk. Learn to recognize changes in the skin that could indicate skin cancer and educate your clients about the importance of early treatment.

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