Bowen's Disease Treatment
Treatment for Bowen's disease usually includes removal using surgery, cryotherapy, or topical medications.
Treatment for Bowen's disease may include:
- Surgery for Bowen's disease:
- Removal of the skin lesions using electro dissection or laser ablation
- Mohs micrographic surgery may be an option
- Cryotherapy for Bowen's disease:
- Freezing with liquid nitrogen
- Topical medications for Bowen's disease:
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Bowen's Disease Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Bowen's disease.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- Do I need to change my diet?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Bowen's Disease Specialist
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