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Can stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma be prevented?

There are several things you can do that may help prevent stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma. If you are diagnosed with stage 0 or stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma, the most important way to prevent it from advancing to stage 2 is to get treatment right away. It's also important to check your skin regularly for any unusual symptoms, especially if you've had an earlier stage of squamous cell carcinoma or if you've had any type of skin cancer. To prevent squamous cell carcinoma from developing in the first place, one important thing you can do is to limit your sun exposure. Avoid the sun when it's at its strongest (10 a.m to 4 p.m.). If you are outside, 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 nutritious diet rich in antioxidants, and don't smoke or quit smoking.

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