Bollywood actress and politician, Nafisa Ali Sodhi is a cancer survivor. After being diagnosed with Stage 3 peritoneal and ovarian cancer in November 2018, she managed to overcome it in 2019.
However, the veteran actress has now been diagnosed with a skin condition called leucoderma. Nafisa took medical help as she noticed white patches on her skin while undergoing chemotherapy and that’s when she was diagnosed with the disease.
Nafisa took to Instagram and shared the update with her fans and followers. In a long letter 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. Leucoderma ( not a cancer )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.”
She further added,” 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 😃”
Earlier in July last year, Nafisa took to Instagram and Facebook to express her desire to work, and shared a portfolio photograph of her — in which she is seen embracing her new bald look with confidence.
“Warrior me at 62.I am ready to work as I am now a cancer warrior,” she wrote on Facebook.
On Instagram, she posted: “I am Nafisa Ali Sodhi and I would like an elegant role to portray in Indian cinema. So looking for a perfect script as a senior actor.
“I need to work to express my emotions. I will not be dictated to,” added the actress, who has featured in Major Saab, Bewafaa and Life In A… Metro.