Cancer Stalks Tanzania's Albinos
In Tanzania, skin cancer is a threat to persons with albinism. Many with skin cancer submit to treatment too late or die slowly at home. Those who are fortunate enough to get treatment are given some life-saving ideas on skin protection. Issues with skin care is not only tied to the person with albinism's lack of understanding but also to the fact that most primary care physicians tend to treat early cancer signs as common ulcers. Some specialists in the country (with the help of the albino society) are working on disseminating kowledge, sun screen lotions and beta carotene supplements in an effort to minimize the risk of skin cancer in persons with albinism.
Dickinson, Daniel
Albino; Albinism; Skin cancer; Samwel Mluge; Dr Nassoro Mohamed.
BBC. Accessed July 29, 2010.