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What increases my risk for stage 3 basal cell carcinoma?

There are several factors, both environmental and genetic, that may increase your risk for stage 3 basal cell carcinoma. The most significant risk factor is having stage 0, stage 1, or stage 2 basal cell carcinoma and leaving it untreated. Another important risk factor seems to be too much sun exposure, especially when it's over an entire lifetime. If you have light hair and skin, your risk may also be increased since your skin has less pigment to protect from UV rays. Your age and sex may also influence your risk - if you are a male and if you're over 50, you're at a higher risk for developing stage 3 basal cell carcinoma. Other risk factors may include a family or personal history of skin cancer, certain inherited genetic conditions, and exposure to certain toxic chemicals.

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