12 Ways to Protect Your Skin and Prevent Skin Cancer
12. Painted toes look pretty, but what lies beneath may be deadly:
Melanoma of the foot can hide under and around the nails and between the toes.
And because this cancer has usually spread by the time it's diagnosed, it has a
fatality rate of 50 percent. If you polish your toes, remove the color at least
once a month and inspect your whole foot, including the sole. Also, don't
forget sunscreen — on the tops and soles of the feet, says foot and ankle
surgeon Neil Campbell, D.P.M.
Originally published on June 10, 2008
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