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Does basaloid squamous cell carcinoma run in families?

Though little is known about its exact causes, basaloid squamous cell carcinoma doesn't seem to run in families. Most of the risk factors for the disease seem to be environmental, such as alcohol and tobacco use. Even though genetic abnormalities may affect the cells that cause basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, those abnormalities don't seem to be passed on from parents to children.

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