Skin Cancer Bowen’s Disease Treatment | Dermatology Education Skin Cancer Bowen’s Disease Treatment Video
October 16, 2019

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  • Skin Cancer Bowen’s Disease Treatment

    Because Bowen’s disease is by definition a superficial intraepidermal carcinoma, destruction or eradication is usually simple. Cryotherapy or curettage is the most common and quickest method of treatment. Lesions in the genital region may be poorly defined. Multiple treatments may be needed and recurrence is more common in this area. 5-fluorouracil may be helpful in identifying borders and treating the areas at the same time. Imiquimod 5% cream is a newer topical agent that can also eradicate Bowen’s disease lesions in difficult to treat areas. Surgical excision is always an option, but rarely needed for Bowen’s disease because it is so superficial.