Girl warns others that cutting her nails could also have caused most cancers

L.A.-A woman is shocked to discover that she has advanced cancer under her fingernail. Even more surprising, her doctor believes

It became Thanksgiving 2021 and mother of 3 Grace Garcia had no idea that a last minute nail trim was going to change her life for her.

"It became a new salon. Now I didn't want to visit my original area because they were reserved. The technology became competitive with my cuticle

Her right ring finger was not fully healing and within 3 months she knew something was wrong. Her doctor sent her to a dermatologist

Garcia then went to the UCLA gym with peer specialist Dr. Soleymani, who she says may have kept her life from him as well

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology, up to 85% of squamous cell carcinomas of the palms

They are capable of spreading for the duration of the body if left untreated and there are an estimated 80,000 cases worldwide.

"We'll hardly ever see a high-threat squamous cell carcinoma stemming from this, but I've had half a dozen with this phenomenon," he said.

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