Advertisement

Can children get stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

Continue Learning about Stage 0 Squamous Cell Carcinoma

How is stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
The first step in diagnosing stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma is usually a physical exam that include...
More Answers
What increases my risk for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
The most significant risk factor for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma seems to be excessive sun expos...
More Answers
What are the treatment options for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Treatment options for stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma include surgical and non-surgical procedures. ...
More Answers
Should I see my doctor about my stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma symptoms?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
If you notice symptoms of stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, you should talk to your doctor. Symptoms ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.