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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma?

Sun exposure is one of the most significant risk factors for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. Sun exposure, especially over an adult's whole 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 initially cause stage 4 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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