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What is bowen's disease?

What is bowen's disease?

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. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bowens disease, already had some surgical removal, but keep getting more, will this be normal for me now..?

I was diagnosed with bowens disease, already had some surgical removal, but keep getting more, will this be normal for me now..?

Annual checkup: Bowen's disease is a very low-grade skin cancer related to exposure to sunlight. The effects of sunlight are cumulative and will always be with you. You need an annual visit to a dermatologist who will check the skin of your whole body for new areas that will need to be treated. ...Read more

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I had Bowen's disease removed from my keg last year - what are the chances of me getting it again?

I had Bowen's disease removed from my keg last year - what are the chances of me getting it again?

Skin cancer: Bowen's disease is a form of skin cancer that occurs more commonly in people who have risks for this kind of cancer than others (white skin, history of sun exposure). A history of these risks as well as a history of having these risks result in your getting cancer both suggest that you are at increased risk for a recurrence. If you are attentive to skin changes and get follow-up you will be fine. ...Read more

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Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read more

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May have a bowens disease about the size of a dime. Waiting on biopsy results it's on bottom towards ankle. Will treat will i survive this?

May have a bowens disease about the size of a dime.  Waiting on biopsy results it's on bottom towards ankle.  Will treat will i survive this?

Glad it's biopsied: Bowen's is easily cured by wide excision and will not be a danger to you. It's a breeding ground for the invasive cancers that are actually a threat to your health. ...Read more

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What is bowenoid actinic keratosis? Same as bowens disease?

What is bowenoid actinic keratosis? Same as bowens disease?

Bowen disease: Bowenoid actinic keratosis is in-situ squamous cell carcinoma arising in actinic keratosis. Yes, it is also known as bowen disease. This is the earliest form (stage) of squamous cell skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bowens disease of glans penis also can a circumcised man get it?

What are symptoms of bowens disease of glans penis also can a circumcised man get it?

Highly unlikely: Bowen's disease is type of very early skin cancer and extremely rare in circumcised men. Usually starts as a small well defined reddish patch with irregular border & crusting or scaling on surface. Can be caused by HPV infection or in patients with HIV/Aids. Worth checking it out with Urologist or Dermatologist. Good Luck ...Read more

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My mum is 76 and has been diagnosed with bowens disease which presents itself in the form of a sore patch on her foot. She has been given efu? Cream

My mum is 76 and has been diagnosed with bowens disease which presents itself in the form of a sore patch on her foot. She has been given efu? Cream

BOWEN'S DISEASE: Bowen's disease is a form of skin cancer. The Efudex (fluorouracil) cream she has been prescribed often helps. Have you asked the doctor that prescribed the efudex (fluorouracil)? He/she would be the most likely doctor to tell you more about it. ...Read more

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Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Is anal squamous cell cancer cureable? What kind of doctor should a person see if they suspect they have it? What is bowens disease?

Yes: Yes. I recommend being followed by a colo-rectal surgeon who could refer you to other physicians if necessary. ...Read more