Nafisa Ali has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leucoderma, after she noticed white patches on her skin a few months back while she was undergoing chemotherapy. Nafisa is a cancer survivor.
Nafisa is currently in Goa and has been impacted by the current lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.
Nafisa updated everyone through a long post. She wrote, “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.”
Nafisa was diagnosed with stage 3 peritoneal and ovarian cancer in November 2018. She was declared cancer free in 2019.
Her post further read, “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.”