Bowen’s Disease is a superficial non-invasive form of skin cancer (SCC) caused by UV radiation. They do not spread to other sites, but can develop Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) if neglected. They appear as red, scaly patches on sun-exposed sites. Surgical removal may not always be necessary.
- Sun damaged individuals.
- Immune suppression
One or more irregular red scaly plaques, most often on sun-exposed sites
Clinical diagnosis is often made with dermoscopy and confirmed with a biopsy.
The risk of invasive skin cancer (SCC) is low (5% of lesions) and removal may not be necessary.
Recurrence rates are high in all options - the same treatment can be repeated or another method can be used.