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Development of a practical guide for the early recognition for malignant melanoma of the foot and nail unit

Ivan R Bristow* and David AR de Berker

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010, 3:22  doi:10.1186/1757-1146-3-22

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All Podiatrists should be able to recognise suspected Malignant Melanoma

Ursula Igoe   (2011-01-29 23:44)  Footfriend Ltd email

This is a very useful article & I believe that there has not been enough research undertaken about recognising Plantar or Subungal Malignant Melanoma. Whilst practicing over the past 8 years, I have recognised 2 cases of Malignant Melanoma both of which were on the lower leg. In both cases I urged the Patients to see their Gp's urgently, who referred the patients for excision of the lesion. In both cases the MM was caught early before metastisising, with a good prognosis. I graduated from Huddersfield University & I am grateful,that, during my training, it was emphasised how to recognise Malignant Melanoma.

Competing interests

I am not sure if sharing my personal belief & experience constitutes "competing interests." If it does, it is not intended.

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