Skin cancer on the feet is serious, often because it goes undetected until it has spread throughout the body.The earlier you can detect skin cancer, the better the chances it can be cured.

About 2 million Americans are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer every year!!  Unfortunately, many more skin cancers go unnoticed. Don’t assume whatever you have is not skin cancer. Too many skin cancers look like normal, everyday problems.

Skin cancers on the feet can look like birthmarks, fungal toenails, or even ingrown toenails.  Skin cancer under a toenail perfectly mimics a fungal infection of the nail and skin cancer next to a toenail looks just like an ingrown toenail. It can even hide between your toes – where the sun never goes!

May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” so let’s not let skin cancer go unnoticed.

Make sure to look for changes in your skin and make sure you don’t forget to check the skin on your feet, your toenails, and between your toes.

Checking your feet regularly is very important in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Most times, skin cancers of the feet are painless so make sure to check these warning signs.

Warning Signs:

  • Frequent:
  • Non-healing sores
  • Bumps that crack and bleed
  • Scaly areas
  • Nodules with rolled edges
  • Discoloration of the toenails
  • Pigmented lesions of the skin


Catching skin cancer early is critical.  So make sure you have any unusual skin or nail changes checked out quickly.

If you or anyone you know has any of these warning signs or if you have any questions, get in touch with your podiatrist! Local podiatrist Dr. David Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialist in Wappinger Falls can see anyone who would like to be tested or has a question. Regular visits to your podiatrist can help with early detection so make an appointment today!

By David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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