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What Causes Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

The primary cause of squamous cell carcinoma is sun damage caused by exposure to radiation from the sun’s harmful UV rays.  Exposure to arsenic or coal tar products may also cause squamous cell carcinoma, although this is less common.

Those most at risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma are men over 50, as well as those with have fair or light skin, red or blonde hair and green, blue or gray eyes.  Smoking, a history of skin cancer, certain genetic disorders and a weakened immune system may also put you at greater risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma.

Additionally, researchers suspect that certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) may be linked to development of squamous cell carcinoma.


Would you like to learn more about Squamous Cell Carcinoma Prevention and Treatment?  Call us to schedule a consultation at Clovis Dermatology.





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