According to Cancer.net, medications such as vandetanib (Caprelsa), vemurafenib (Zelboraf), and voriconazole (Vfend), have been shown to increase the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.
7) A History of Skin Cancer
According to Cancer.net, 35 to 50 percent of people diagnosed with one basal cell carcinoma will develop a new skin cancer within five years. A history of any form of skin cancer is a risk factor for skin cancer, so those who have had one skin cancer in the past need ongoing follow-up care to watch out for additional skin cancers.
Know your risks, be on the lookout, and protect your skin from the sun year-round!
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Indoor Tanning is Not Safe. Cdc.gov.Retrieved July 22, 2015.
Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma): Risk Factors and Prevention. Cancer.net. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
Protecting Your Skin From The Sun. Cancer.net. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
Reviewed July 23, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith