Read our Q&A with our Podiatrist
Learn more about podiatry from our very own Podiatrist. This will cover everything you need to know about looking after feet and toenails during cancer treatment, and even after.Read here →
Our Podiatrists are experienced in dealing with all types of foot conditions and have specialist knowledge in problems experienced during cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy treatment can affect a patient’s nails, causing discolouration and making them more brittle and prone to breakage. Onycholysis (the loosening or separation of a finger or toenail from the nail bed), onychocryptosis (ingrowing toenail) and paronychia (skin infection around a finger or toenail) are the most common conditions that we treat.
Chemotherapy can also induce peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage in the hands and feet which can lower the patients' immune system leaving them more at risk of infection. By offering our podiatry service we can assist with both direct treatment and by providing advice on personal nail care when it is appropriate for the patient to self-manage or with assistance from a family member.