What Causes Skin Cancer of the Feet?

Skin cancer is a growing problem. In fact, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with one in five people being diagnosed in a lifetime. Most people only think of the face, shoulders, and arms as areas affected by skin cancer. However, many people are diagnosed with skin cancer on their feet.

Skin cancer on the feet can be caused by the sun... do you diligently apply sunscreen to your feet? Most people forget about this very sensitive area of skin and do not apply sunscreen often, if it at all. However, skin cancer on the feet is more often caused by other factors such as exposure to chemicals, viruses, hereditary factors, and from underlying conditions.

It is important to always check your feet for any changes. If you see anything abnormal, immediately make an appointment with a podiatrist to be examined.