Woman Claims Manicure Gave Her Cancer
A California woman is warning people to avoid manicurists. According to WMTW, she claims she developed cancer from getting her nails done.
Grace Garcia says things started going south in 2021 when a manicurist accidentally cut her. “As the technician was cutting my cuticle, she cut me,” Garcia says. “It was a deep cut and I remember being very upset about it.” Five months later Garcia’s finger was still throbbing.
So she visited a dermatologist, who performed a biopsy on the finger. “It came back as a squamous cell carcinoma, which is a very common form of skin cancer,” says Dr. Teo Soleymani. “Hers was HPV-driven.” HPV is a common virus that can cause warts or, in rare cases, cancer, Soleymani says. Although Garcia is now cancer-free, she fears other people might not be so lucky. So she’s warning people if you must go to a manicurist, make sure their tools have been sterilized before they use them on you.