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Causes and Risk Factors of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Risk Factors of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. Some risk factors are out of your control, such as your complexion or family history. However, some risk factors, such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, are factors you can control. People who think they may be at risk should discuss this with their doctor.
Who is at risk for squamous cell skin cancer?
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer found in Caucasians, and is usually found on fair-skinned persons. The risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma include the following:
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