Bowen’s disease

Bowen's disease is a disorder in which abnormal/troubled cells are present throughout the epidermis.

Pre-stage skin cancer

It is considered a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer. Preventive treatment can prevent the spots from developing into skin cancer.


Bowen’s disease looks like a red, flaky spot and usually does not include any itching or pain. It appears on parts of the body that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as the back of the hand, the lower arm, the lower leg, and face.


There are several ways to treat Bowen’s disease. For example, by surgical removal using a local anaesthesia, intensive freezing with liquid nitrogen, applying a cream that destroys the cells, or photodynamic therapy.


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