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Can stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma be prevented

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. If you are diagnosed with stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, the most important way to prevent it from advancing to stage 1 is to get treatment right away. In general, since sun exposure is such a significant risk factor, an important way to prevent stage 1 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 can't avoid the sun, wear a strong sunscreen year-round, and wear protective clothing that covers your arms and legs. Take care of your overall health by eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, and don't smoke or quit smoking. Finally, make sure you check your skin frequently, and see a doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms that may be caused by stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. This is especially important if you've had any skin cancer in the past.

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