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What is bowen's disease?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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40 years experience
Skin cancer: It is considered to be a squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has not invaded through the dermal basement membrane. It is a much better diagnosis than regular sq. Cell carcinoma (which tends to be invasive) several treatments are used and your dermatologist can guide you as to further treatment options. Do not delay, good luck!
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics 23 years experience
Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream.
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