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Can melanoma occur on the feet?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
The last place you might think to check for a suspicious mole is the soles of your feet, but most people don't realize that even the underside of the foot gets exposed to the sun and is vulnerable to melanoma and other types of skin cancer. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the foot -- even in between toes and underneath toenails.

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