Domestic surgeon-oncologist Mikhail Myasnyankin told how to determine the presence of cancer by the condition of the nails. Some symptoms require immediate medical attention.
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The specialist explained that malignant neoplasms are subungual. These can be given out by stripes appearing in the area of the nail bed. They are capable of various shades, including brown and black. In addition, brittle nails and the appearance of cracks there must not be ignored. The reason to see a doctor is prolonged, but unsuccessful treatment of the fungus, as well as an infection of the nails. At the same time, the diagnosis of “oncology” is possible only after a biopsy. In some cases, manicure is also dangerous, writes Channel Five. Shellac is popular in modern times. If you apply it while using ultraviolet light, there is a risk of provoking significant changes in the formations already existing on the nail bed, which threatens to develop into oncology.
The specialist pointed out that most often it is difficult not to notice the degeneration of formations in this zone. Increased fragility makes itself felt, bruising is possible. If you delay the visit to a doctor, the consequences can be dire. Consultation can be obtained from an oncologist or onco-dermatologist. These signs indicate a melanoma characterized by insidiousness. The latter is that the tumor is not always pigmented. Other cancers can develop around the nails.