What is Bowen's disease?
Bowen's disease, also known as squamous cell carcinoma in situ is a pre-cancerous lesion where cancerous cells are present on the top layer of the skin. It presents as a slow growing scaly, red patch on sun exposed areas and there maybe more than one affected area. It is more common in people who have had a lot of sun exposure, on immunosuppressive medications or following radiotherapy and may also occur on the genitals if one has been exposed to the virus that causes warts. It is important to treat Bowen's disease as if left untreated, it can progress to a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), an invasive skin cancer which has the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Most people with Bowen's disease are bothered by the roughness of their skin and are often concerned about whether their Bowen's disease is a skin cancer or may progress to become a skin cancer. Bowen's disease can look like other scaly skin conditions such as psoriasis, hence it is important to see an experienced doctor to obtain the correct diagnosis and management.
How can Dr Sewell treat Bowen's disease?
Dr Sewell has years of experience diagnosing and managing patients with Bowen's disease and will choose the best treatment to treat your Bowen's disease.
Bowen's disease appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Bowen's disease. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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