Question by  chea (23)

What kind of skin cancer is Bowen's Disease?

Does it have anything to do with age?


Answer by  skm (432)

Bowen's disease is otherwise known as squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It essentially is an early stage of a certain type of skin cancer. The risk of this disease increases with age. Other risk factors include prolonged sun exposure, exposure to chemical carcinogens, prior radiation therapy, and presence of chronically draining infectious sinuses.


Answer by  Krissie (551)

Bowen's Disease looks like scaly patches on the skin, and is more commonly found in adults (especially over 60 years old), and generally in Caucasian people (though not exclusively), so yes, it is age-related. It's treatable, and not likely to advance into anything more serious.


Answer by  unseen (150)

squamous cell carcinoma or Bowen's Disease as they sometimes call it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with age as it is cause by prolonged sun exposure.


Answer by  Bubba49 (177)

Bowen's Disease is a cancer comprised of the main cell of the skin, the keratinocyte. It is most common in elderly people with significant sun exposure.

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