Cancer survivor Nafisa Ali diagnosed with Leucoderma, says you win some you lose some

Updated: Apr 09, 2020, 15:16 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Nafisa Ali Sodhi who is a cancer survivor has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leucoderma

Image source: Instagram/@nafisaalisodhi
Image source: Instagram/@nafisaalisodhi

Bollywood actor Nafisa Ali Sodhi has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leucoderma. The actress, who is a cancer survivor and is currently in Goa due to lockdown imposed by the government amid coronavirus outbreak in the country. She took to her Instagram account to share the grim news.

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Nafisa wrote in a long 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 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. [sic]"

She continued, "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. [sic]"

Last week, in an interview, Nafisa Ali had revealed how the current lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted her life. She said that she has been eating just dry ration for the past many days — there are no vegetables, no fruits. She also added that her medicines are finishing. The courier services are not working so she can't have them delivered from elsewhere.

Nafisa was diagnosed with stage 3 peritoneal and ovarian cancer in November 2018. She was declared cancer-free in 2019.

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