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I have noticed that my skin has lightened around my throat area. Is this something to worry about? I am 64 years old and had radiation for breast cancer on my left side in 2006. I had my blood levels checked in June. I had a good mammogram and doctor’s visit in October. My only health concern is trying to control my cholesterol levels. Is there anything I should worry about?

You may have vitiligo, which is a common skin condition in which the skin loses its pigment. I recommend that you see your physician and asked to get checked for other autoimmune conditions like thyroid and B12 levels.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

November 27, 2013 at 10:22pm