We sometimes get questions from our members about white spots on the skin and whether this is an indication of skin cancer, for example:
Kayla writes , “I have white spots that are spreading from my neck, back, arms, chest and belly…help me.”
Chic writes , “I have a small area of white skin under my lower eyelid…HELP!”
Trevor writes , “How do I know the type of skin cancer I have because I have white spots at the corner of my eyes and the beds of my fingers?”
It is important to notice any changes in your skin, including changes in color, and to bring these changes to the attention of your doctor for a skin cancer screening. However, white spots only rarely indicate skin cancer.
Causes of White Spots
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. Althoug...
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