Bowens Disease - Symptoms and Treatment
Bowen's Disease is an abnormality of skin with scaly or thickened patches on the skin and often caused by prolonged exposure to arsenic. It is usually characterized by a pre cancerous, slow growing skin malignancy. Bowen's disease is medically the same as "squamous cell carcinoma in situ." Squamous cell carcinoma is a tumor that develops from the squamous cells which are flat, scale-like cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epithelium). The term "in situ" means "in the natural or normal place" and, in the case of cancer, it says that the tumor cells are still confined to the site where they originated and they have neither invaded neighboring tissues nor metastasized afar. The hallmark of Bowen disease is a persistent, progressive, slightly raised, red, scaly or crusted with little induration, and it frequently resembles a localized thin plaque of psoriasis, dermatitis, or a dermatophyte infection. Diagnosis is by biopsy. Treatment depends on the tumor's characteristics and may involve curettage and electrodesiccation, surgical excision, or cryosurgery.
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Treatment of Bowens Disease
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