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How can I protect myself from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

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Here are some SCC prevention tips:

  • Avoid the sun during peak hours.
  • Use sunscreen daily.
  • Wear clothing to cover exposed areas.
  • Avoid tanning beds. If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, you're more likely to get it again -- so visit your doctor for regular skin checks.

From: Squamous Cell Carcinoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

Duke University Medicine: “Types of skin cancer.”

National Cancer Institute.

John Hopkins Medicine.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

Duke University Medicine: “Types of skin cancer.”

National Cancer Institute.

John Hopkins Medicine.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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