Bowen's Disease
Bowen's disease is a superficial form of the squamous cell carcinoma type of skin cancer.  Instead of invading deeply into the skin like squamous cell carcinoma often does, the cancer cells of Bowen's disease instead spread superficially along the skin's surface. The growth appears as a red, scaly spot that may mimic eczema or a fungal infection. The key to early detection is diagnosis with a skin biopsy.  If left untreated, Bowen's disease can advance into squamous cell carcinoma.  It is therefore very important to have regular skin exams by a dermatologist and report any non-healing lesions or spots for immediate evaluation. Many safe and effective treatments, both surgical and non-surgical exist for Bowen's disease depending on the size, location and preference of the patient.  Early diagnosis and treatment prevents the spread of the Bowen's disease and its further degeneration into invasive squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer.
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