Courtesy : Nafisa Ali
Bollywood actress and politician Nafisa Ali revealed that she has been diagnosed with leucoderma after she noticed white patches on her skin during her chemotherapy sessions. She was diagnosed with stage 3 peritoneal and ovarian cancer in November 2018 and has successfully battled the deadly disease.
And now in a recent social media post, Nafisa opened up about her struggle with leucoderma and says ‘Such is life ... you win some and lose some’, while she is currently in Goa amid the coronavirus lockdown.
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 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 colour. 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.- Nafisa Ali
Speaking of Nafisa’s filmography, she has acted in several films like Junoon (1978) with Shashi Kapoor, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan (1998), Bewafaa (2005), Life In A... Metro (2007) and Yamla Pagla Deewana (2010) with Dharmendra. She has also acted in a Malayalam film called Big B (2007) with Mammootty.