What are Skin Lesions?
A skin lesion is any variation in skin color or texture anywhere on the body. Skin lesions can be things we are born with, like birthmarks or moles. Freckles can also be considered skin lesions as well as acne, sunburn, abrasions, warts or allergies.
Most skin lesions are harmless, but it is important to keep an eye on them. They can change over time, which may indicate a serious problem, like cancer of the foot.
One pigmented lesion that can occur on the foot, for example, is malignant melanoma. Another cancer-causing lesion that can occur on the feet is called actinic keratosis. It’s most commonly found on top of the foot and in other sun-exposed areas.
One other cancerous lesion that can appear on the soles of the feet is called Kaposi’s Sarcoma. Kaposi’s Sarcoma lesions are irregular in shape, have a purplish, reddish, or bluish-black appearance and affect those with HIV or AIDs. They tend to spread and form large plaques or become nodular and have a firm, rubbery appearance.
If you have a skin lesion that you suspect may be cancerous, you should seek medical attention without delay. It is important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
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