Skin Cancer in African Albinos
Skin pigmentation and environmental factors probably account for the difference in skin cancer types between Africans and Caucasians. This study reports on malignant skin tumors found in normally pigmented as well as persons with albinism as seen in a hospital in Zaria, Nigeria. In the result, persons with albinism in Nigeria are said to have a lifespan of a bout 30 years.
Yakubu, Alkassim, Mabogunje, Oluwatope
Albino; Albinism; Skin cancer; Nigeria; Pigment; Life span.
Acta Oncologica, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 621-622. 1993.