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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?

Sun exposure is one of the most significant risk factors for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. Sun exposure, especially over a lifetime, greatly increases the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation your skin gets. It's thought that those UV rays are what may damage DNA and cause stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. Because of this risk, it's a good idea to avoid excessive sun exposure and to protect your skin with sunscreen and protective clothing.

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What is stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma is the second stage of development of a relatively common type of sk...
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What causes stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma develops in the squamous cells, or keratinocytes, which make up your...
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How can I care for someone with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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