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Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC

What does malignant mean?

Malignant is a term used to describe a condition that is severe and worsening; typically it’s applied to cancerous tumors. These are the dangerous spots that damage neighboring tissues and spread throughout the body. Though several cancers can affect the feet, the most dangerous is malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer. This spot grows and spreads rapidly. Since many people miss it in the early stages, it may already be dangerous by the time it is caught.

Don’t ignore unusual spots or dark discolorations on your feet. Have any abnormal-looking or new lesions investigated, even if they are underneath your nails. The key to recovering from cancer is to catch and treat it early, before it has a chance to spread. If you’re concerned about any spots you see on your lower limbs, contact Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. Use the online request form or call either office to reach us: in Milford, CT, at (203) 876-7736, or in Hamden at (203) 288-4055.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 30 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.