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Does sun exposure increase my risk for squamous cell carcinoma?

Sun exposure is one of the most significant risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma. Sun exposure, especially over a lifetime, greatly increases the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation your skin gets. It's thought that those UV rays damage DNA and cause squamous cell carcinoma. Because of this risk, it's a good idea to avoid excessive sun exposure and to protect your skin with sunscreen and protective clothing.

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