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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No $$ in treating: These are diseases for which big pharma has or could make treatments but doesn't, because they're sufficiently rare that the companies would lose money. One of the things that i think politicians got right is requiring / giving incentives to companies to try to help these folks anyway. ...Read more
Les acaraphobes: "morgellon's disease" is delusional parasitosis, with the addition of delusion beliefs of inanimate objects in the lesion (e.g. Colored strings or fibers). Today the term "morgellons disease" is used by a community of internet folks who believe delusional parasitosis is a poorly understood "skin condition" & they dispute presence of an underlying psychological factor. ...Read more
Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more