Hello everyone today I will be looking at how the suns rays affect the Albinos.
Skin cancers are the most common cancers among albinos in our environment. Albinism and exposure to ultraviolet light appears to be the most important risk factor in the development of these cancers. Early institution of preventive measures, early presentation and treatment, and follow-up should be encouraged in this population for better results.
Sunburn, recognized by erythema and blistering, is the commonest acute effect of excessive sun exposure. Individuals with fairskin are at highest risk of sunburn although those with pigmented skin can also experience it The natural sun protection factor of black skin is about 13 compared with about three in light skin
All albinos are in great danger of developing squamous cell carcinoma of sun-exposed skin, and the Black albinos in sub-Saharan Africa are at about a 1000-fold in great danger of developing squamous cell carcinoma of the skin than the general population.
It is very probably because the aetiology and predisposing factors have not changed. Prevention of occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in Black albinos may be improved through educating people to increase awareness of the harmful effects of sunlight exposure.