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Can spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Although you can't really prevent spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma, you may be able to reduce your risk for the disease. Since sun exposure is a significant risk factor, the best thing you can do to prevent spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma is to limit your sun exposure. Avoid the sun when it's at its strongest (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). If you are outside, wear a strong sunscreen year-round, and wear protective clothing that covers your arms and legs. In general, take care of your overall health by eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, and don't smoke cigarettes. Finally, make sure you check your skin frequently, and see a doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms that may be caused by spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma.

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