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What increases my risk for basaloid squamous cell carcinoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Not much is known about what may put you at risk for basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, but there are some things that seem to be risk factors. Doctors think that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol may increase the risk for basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. Some viruses, including Epstein-Barr virus and some types of human papillomavirus, may also increase the risk for developing basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. Age and gender may also come into play, because males and older people are much more commonly affected by the disease.

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