Early diagnosis and treatment can save a life
What do all of these skin problems have in common?
They are all malignant
Skin cancers in the foot and ankle may have a very different appearance from those on the rest of the body. Some of the more common cancers of the foot, ankle, and leg are:
• Basal cell carcinoma
• Squamous cell carcinoma
• Malignant melanoma
Research shows that new skin cancer cases occurs in thousands of patients every year.
The diagnosis is often unclear
Many malignant growths masquerade as common problems, including:
• ulcers and non-healing wounds
• bumps that crack or bleed
• nodules with rolled or raised edges
• discrete scaly areas
Because the disease happens at the cellular level, modern medicine still relies on experts like pathologists and dermatopathologists to assist in arriving at a definitive diagnosis.
Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives
A biopsy is a minor procedure where a doctor takes a sample and sends it for examination to determine its origin. It is a fast, effective procedure that helps Doctors arrive at a definitive diagnosis and best treat patients. When combined with advanced imaging it can provide invaluable information about the location and extent of a problem. Biopsies involve:
• Minimal incision and quick recovery
• Improved comfort and function
• Enhanced cosmetic appearance
• An investment in longevity
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Founded in 1917, San Mateo Podiatry Group is the San Francisco Peninsula’s Premier Foot and Ankle Specialty Practice, delivering a tradition of excellence in foot and ankle care.
The Doctors of San Mateo Podiatry Group are Board Certified Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons use the latest technology, proven research, and experience to deliver great results for patients.
Our proven process delivers state of the art foot and ankle care to our clients, to help them become their best selves.
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If you are concerned about a skin and soft tissue growth, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a foot and ankle problem and are looking for a second opinion, contact us to schedule a consultation and learn about the options available. Call 650-342-2420 to schedule your consultation today.