First Aid/nail in a foot

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I got a  rusted nail in my foot and it really hurt and my parents thinks I am going to get cancers is that true ?

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Hi Wonseh,

No, you cannot get cancer from a rusty nail in your foot.  Cancer is the reproduction of cells to quickly.   However, since it was rusty, contact your doctor to get a tetnus shot as there are alot of risks such as lockjaw.  It is critical that you go asap for the shot.  

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