Vitiligo and skin cancer

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by Guest Posts on Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:27 am

Vitiligo and skin cancer

I have suffered from vitiligo for many years and Now have many pale patches on my body. I apply factor 30 sun cream but am concerned about skin cancer Is there anything else I can do to protect myself but ensure I still get my daily dose of vitamin D. Thank you Sue
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by Dr Dev Shah on Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:12 pm

Re: Vitiligo and skin cancer

The research on vitiligo and skin cancer is interesting.

Some research has shown that people with vitiligo are actually less prone to skin cancer :P

However we recommend that you take daily vitamin D supplement of at least 10iu or 400mcg and not rely on your sun exposure to get this.

You should not burn when in direct sunlight and continue to use your sun protection when outside.

I hope that help with your concern.

Best wishes

Dev Shah
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