Encyclopedia > Bowen's disease

  Article Content

Bowen's disease

Bowen's Disease, sometimes simply known as Bowen's among dermatologists, most often looks like a bright-red or pink scaly patch, located on previously or presently sun-exposed skin.

Many doctors and authorities regard Bowen's as a form of squamous cell carcinoma; though some regard it as a precancer. The cells in Bowen's are extremely unusual or atypical under the microscope and in many cases look worse under the microscope than the cells of many outright and invading squamous-cell carcinomas. The degree of atypia (strangeness, unusualness) seen under the microscope best tells how cells may behave should they invade another portion of the body.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer July 22 - Wilson Barrett, actor August 22 - Kate Chopin, author August 25 - Henri Fantin-Latour, painter ...

This page was created in 68.7 ms