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What can raise my odds of squamous cell carcinoma?

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

  • Are male
  • Have fair skin
  • Have blue, green, or gray eyes
  • Have blonde or red hair
  • Spend a lot of time outside, exposed to the sun's UV raysGo to tanning beds and bulbsAre exposed to chemicals, such as arsenic in the water
  • Have bowen’s disease, HPV, HIV, or AIDS
  • Are exposed to radiation
  • Have an 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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