According to the Cancer Council, melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian women and the fourth most common cancer in men, the most common cancer in Australia aged 15-44 years of age. Malignant melanoma is a life-threatening skin tumour that may appear on the foot but the prognosis for the condition is good when lesions are diagnosed and treated early. Delays in diagnosis can lead to difficulty in recognising lesions on the soles and within257557087_sunburntfeetbeach the nail unit. If in doubt, ask your Podiatrist or GP to take a photo and monitor for changes.