What is Malignant Melanoma of the Foot?
Malignant melanoma is skin cancer that spreads and grows beneath the skin’s surface. It can affect people of all ages and is caused by overexposure of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds. Fair skin, numerous moles, and blistering sunburns increase the risk of malignant melanoma. Unfortunately, malignant melanoma of the foot is often not detected in the early stage, when treatment is most effective.