26th October 2019

healthcentral
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Can skin cancer appear as white spots?

However, white spots only rarely indicate skin cancer. White spots, or patches, on your skin are usually caused by either vitiligo or tinea versicolor. Eczema can also sometimes cause white patches. Vitiligo destroys cells that produce pigment for your skin.

What does it mean if you have white spots on your skin?

Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that causes white spots or patches to appear on the skin. No one knows exactly why this happens, but it affects people of all races, many of them kids and teens. Because vitiligo affects a person's appearance, it can be upsetting.
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