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Are Patients Under Greater Risk For Skin Cancer Because Of Vitiligo

Are Patients Under Greater Risk For Skin Cancer Because Of VitiligoWhen it comes to the causes of vitiligo, there are couple of disagreement in the medical area, there are many vitiligo experts and doctors believes there is no increased risk for skin cancer in vitiligo patients. According to the theories from many medical expert on vitiligo that there is no increase in skin cancer in vitiligo patients, both within the vitiligo patches, or the normal skin.

However, there are another group of people in the medical profession believe that there is no any increased risk in the case of melanomas, but it is possible that there may be a small elevated risk for some types of carcinomas. But it is still a mystery.

In addition, the PUVA or UVB also associated with an increase in skin cancer in vitiligo areas. we can see an increase in skin cancer for those treating with UV light. But this is no any case in vitiligo patients. When it comes to the Narrow Band UVB itself, many experts strongly suggest that UVB is less carcinogenic. More research and data are still processing, because the UVB and narrow band UVB are the latest treatment of vitiligo. Thats also why it is considered as a safer and effective light therapy when it compares with other light options.


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