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What factors make it more likely for someone to develop squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

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Certain things make you more likely to develop SCC. For example:

  • Older age
  • Male
  • Fair-skinned
  • Blue, green, or gray eyes
  • Blonde or red hair
  • Spend time outside; exposed to the sun's UV Rays
  • Tanning beds and bulbs
  • Long-term exposure to chemicals such as arsenic in the water
  • Bowen’s disease, HPV, HIV, or AIDS
  • Exposed to radiation
  • Inherited DNA condition

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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