Doctors remind us every summer that is very important for us to apply sunscreens to protect our skin and to react if we notice any type of change on your skin. If we are not careful enough, we can get a skin cancer. But, have you ever heard of nail cancer?
Unfortunately, nail cancer really exist. Although this type of cancer is quite rare, it’s becoming serious treat for everyone. All tumors that attack the skin can also appear on your nails and fingers.
In fact, the tumor isn’t developing on the nail, but in the tissue under the nail. This type of tumor usually appears as a light brown line under the nail, and then slowly expands until the line becomes wider and darker.
Fortunately, not every strange “thing” that appears on the finger nail or toe nails is a sign of tumor. In most cases, different spots appear on the finger nails and foot nails caused by lack of certain vitamins or minerals in the organism, and sometimes cause of mechanical damage.
Some color or texture changes of the nails can be caused by many reasons, such as: heavy metal poisoning, lack of oxygen in the blood stream, kidney problems or some other serious diseases.
If you notice any type of change on your nails, you should see a doctor immediately. It doesn’t matter what’s the problem, the sooner you seek help – the greater the chances to cure any type of disease.