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What causes stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?

Stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma develops in the squamous cells, or keratinocytes, which make up your outer layer of skin. Normally, these cells go through a growth cycle in which old cells die and are pushed out by new cells continuously. In stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, the DNA that controls that growth cycle is damaged, most commonly by UV radiation from the sun. This causes an overgrowth and buildup of squamous cells, which forms a squamous cell carcinoma.

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Is stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma serious?
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All types of cancer are serious, but fortunately, stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma is very treatable ...
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Alternative treatments aren't used to cure stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, but some options may red...
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What are the treatment options for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Treatment options for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma include surgical and non-surgical procedures. ...
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Is there a cure for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Unfortunately, there's no guaranteed cure for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma. However, if it's caug...
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