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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