The following are ways to decrease your chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma:
- Reduce sun exposure by wearing sunscreen, long sleeves and slacks, and hats.
- Stay out of the sun during the midday hours.
- People who ski and enjoy other winter sports should be aware that UV light is stronger at higher elevations, and should take precautions (eg, wearing sunscreen).
- At-risk adults should examine themselves monthly and get an annual full-body exam by a dermatologist to check for moles, freckles, and other growths.
- Limit sun exposure/tanning for children and teens.
- Learn to recognize early squamous cell carcinoma and seek treatment.
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