Such is life, you win some and lose some: Nafisa Ali Sodhi on being diagnosed with leucoderma after surviving cancer

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Nafisa Ali Sodhi has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leucoderma after she saw white patches on her skin during chemotherapy sessions a few months back. Nafisa had previously been diagnosed with cancer but she beat the disease. In a lengthy post she revealed about her health on social media. Nafisa is currently in Goa amid the Coronavirus lockdown. 

Nafisa wrote in her Instagram post, “Ever since my chemotherapy I started noticing white patches on my neck area ... now being by the sea and getting a tan ,I can tell it’s on my face too . Such is life ... you win some and lose some .I have been diagnosed with Leucoderma ... What is it ? Quite similar to the skin condition “Vitiligo” –leucoderma is a skin disorder in which patches of skin tend to lose its natural color.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ever since my chemotherapy I started noticing white patches on my neck area ... now being by the sea and getting a tan ,I can tell it’s on my face too . Such is life ... you win some and loose some .I have been diagnosed with Leucoderma ... What is it ? Quite similar to the skin condition “Vitiligo” –leucoderma is a skin disorder in which patches of skin tend to lose its natural color. Leucoderma ( not a cancer )is regarded as the de-pigmentation of the skin which is marked by the localization or complete destruction of melanocytes in the body. The characteristic formation of white patches on the skin remains closely bound to each other unlike the patches formed in Vitiligo. Leucoderma is particularly known by the presence of white patches which could be localized to smaller areas in the beginning. However, with the passage of time, the skin patches might get enlarged. Stay blessed and happy

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She further wrote, “Leucoderma is regarded as the de-pigmentation of the skin which is marked by the localization or complete destruction of melanocytes in the body. The characteristic formation of white patches on the skin remains closely bound to each other unlike the patches formed in Vitiligo. Leucoderma is particularly known by the presence of white patches which could be localized to smaller areas in the beginning. However, with the passage of time, the skin patches might get enlarged. Stay blessed and happy.”

In November 2018, Nafisa was diagnosed with peritoneal and ovarian cancer. She was declared cancer-free in 2019. However, she still has to undergo check-ups every three months. 

(Source: Instagram) 

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