If you’ve already been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, regular medical checkups are necessary to prevent or treat recurrence. However, the most effective preventive measure is to avoid direct exposure to the sun by applying protective creams and wearing long clothing, hats, etc. In addition, the preventive measures can also help:
- Avoid tanning beds – tanning beds degage UVA rays that can penetrates into your skin and causes precancerous skin lesions; avoid them as long as you can.
- Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that may include vitamin D. If necessary, you can take vitamin D supplement.
- Regular skin check – check your skin regular to detect skin changes or changes in moles. This is even more important if you have been diagnosed with any form of skin cancer.
- Avoid sun exposure – prolonged exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet radiation is the main risk factor for melanoma; therefore, avoid them should be your first step if you really want to prevent squamous cell carcinoma. It is recommended to:
- a)avoid sunbathing
- b)wear protective clothing and hat when you walk under the sun
- c)avoid sun exposure at times when solar radiation is high – usually between 10 am and 4 pm
- d)Apply a protective sunscreen (20 index, at least) on your skin, and renew it every two hours and after swimming.