New bump on your foot?
If it is a ganglion cyst, it is not cancerous. The cyst is composed of a sac that contains a clear, jelly-like substance.
This bulge usually develops from a joint or tendon. It can cause pain if it presses the surrounding structures.
It used to be called a "bible cyst" since smashing it with a bible or another large book can flatten it. This is not recommended. You can hurt yourself and the cyst often returns in a short time.
A podiatrist can puncture the cyst with a needle and withdraw the fluid to be analyzed to make sure no cancer cells are found. Surgery is often needed to remove the entire cyst.
If you have a lump, have it examined soon. You can schedule an appointment today by calling (847) 675-3400 or clicking: www.skokiepodiatry.com/appointment.html