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Can children get stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma at any stage, including stage 0, is rare in children. In general, older people are affected by basal cell carcinoma much more often than those who are younger - about 80% of cases of the disease affect people over age 50. It may be possible for younger adults to develop stage 0 basal cell carcinoma, but it usually doesn't affect children.

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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 0 basal cell carcinoma?
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How do I manage my stage 0 basal cell carcinoma on a daily basis?
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Does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect men differently than women?
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How does stage 0 basal cell carcinoma affect the body?
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