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Can children get squamous cell carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma very rarely affects children. The average age when people are first diagnosed with the condition is 66 years old. In general, younger people are currently being affected by squamous cell carcinoma much more frequently. However, it's still very rare for children to develop this condition because it's often caused by a lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

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