Bowen's disease is a form of cancer, which was found by Dr John Bowen. It is a type of Squamous Cell cancer of skin. What causes Bowen's disease? This cancerous disease may be caused by damage to skin due to exposure to sunlight, some chemicals such as Arsenic, and contact with some virus such as HPV (Human papillomavirus), or due to compromised immune system due to any major disease such as HIV infection.
Bowen’s disease causes a person to develop slow growing skin lesions. The lesions may appear as red-brown patches or dry, scaly plaques.
These patches may also:
Other skin conditions that Bowen’s disease can resemble include:
Sometimes, these skin lesions can become cancerous. For this reason, a person with Bowen’s disease should be aware of the signs that a skin lesion is cancerous. These signs include:
If a person notices these changes to their skin, they should see a dermatologist immediately.
Doctors do not know the exact cause of Bowen’s disease, but they have identified some risk factors for the condition. These include:
Minimizing a person’s sun exposure can help reduce the likelihood that they will experience Bowen’s disease. Examples of steps to follow include:
Homeopathic therapies are different from conventional medicine in that the symptom or disease is treated. Homeopathy implements a wide range of methodologies in attempt to reestablish harmonic resonance in an individual. Essentially Homeopaths believe it is the person who can combat illness in the body and that everything else that can be added to the patient is merely an assist. For example, providing medicine to kill a cancerous tumor will not directly destroy the tumor, but the patient’s own immune-system will destroy the malignancy. Therefor the “whole person” needs to be treated or tuned in order to allow regeneration.