We all know that once we realize with unusual lunar new color, shape or size, should immediately call a doctor in order to learn what we’re dealing with. But did you know the same goes for nails as well?
Every summer we are reminded by doctors to apply sunscreen to protect our skin and react to any changes that will occur in the skin. If we are not careful enough, we can get skin cancer. But, have you heard about cancer nails?
Unfortunately, yes. Although this will happen rarely, it is still possible. All cancers that attack the skin can develop on nails and toes as well.
Indeed, the tumor itself is not developed in the nail, but in the tissue under the nail. It usually appears as a line of light brown under the nail and then slowly spread until the line gets thicker and darker.
Fortunately, not all strange phenomenon that occurs in the nail or the nail is a sign of tumor. In most cases it is due to the lack of certain vitamins or minerals in the body, and maybe sometimes is a mechanical injury.
Some changes in the color and texture of the nails can indicate to poisoning in case of a heavy metal, a lack of oxygen in blood, a problem with the function renal, and some other dangerous diseases.
If you notice a change in your nails, you should pay immediately visit a doctor. What is at stake if you seek immediately medical help, the chances of a full treatment of all these diseases are much higher.