Prevention of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involves taking precautions such as applying sunscreen, eliminating smoking, avoiding sun exposure at high peak times, wearing wide brimmed hats, using lip balm with SPF and other preventative measures. Although making lifestyle adjustments may reduce SCC cases, the likelihood of preventing this type of skin cancer ultimately depends on health-related risk factors such as skin conditions, fair-skinned and white complexion,
For the most part, prevention of SCC relies on people using precautions to protect the skin.
The following are recommended to prevent and/or to reduce SCC:
- Avoid sun exposure between 10AM-4PM.
- Use sunscreen to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays.
- Wear hat to cover scalp, face and nose.
- Avoid tanning beds.
- Take precaution near surfaces that attract sun rays (snow, water, and cement)
- Inspect moles for any changes.
- Use lip balm with SPF to protect lips from UVA and UVB.
- Limit X-ray radiation exposure.
- Reduce or quit smoking.
- Identify and treat risk factors that may cause SCC.
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