Skin cancer can present in places where you don’t always think to look.  Dr. Campitelli not only encounters cancerous lesions on the foot, but also treats them on the hand as well. 

This patient had a skin lesion under his finger nail that was present for over a year and eventually started draining and caused loosening of the toenai.  The nail was removed and several samples of tissue were taken from the suspicious lesion.  

If you have something that is new or looks out of the ordinary, don’t wait to get it biopsied.  The only person who can tell weather or not it is skin cancer is the pathologist who looks at it under the microscope. 

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