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Can children get stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma at any stage, including stage 0, rarely affects children. The average age of first diagnosis with squamous cell carcinoma is 66 years old. Younger people are starting to be affected by stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma more frequently in recent years. However, it's still rare for children to develop this condition because it's often caused by a lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

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Can stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma be prevented?
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Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma. Becaus...
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How do I manage my stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma on a daily basis?
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Managing your stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma on a daily basis begins with treatment. Once you've be...
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How does stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma affect the body?
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Stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma begins in the squamous cells, or keratinocytes, that make up your to...
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How do medications treat stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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If medications are used to treat stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, it's usually through topical chemo...
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