Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

What Causes Squamous Cell Skin Cancer?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of squamous cell skin cancer we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow squamous cell skin cancer to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind squamous cell skin cancer consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to squamous cell skin cancer.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Cigarette Smoke Damage
  • Low DHEA

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
mood swings during menstrual cycle
major fatigue for 3-12 months
recently quitting smoking
reduced underarm/pubic hair growth
hair loss on lower legs
reduced well-being during menopause
history of liver cancer
history of basal cell skin cancer
reduced DHEA level
recent heavy tobacco smoking
breast cancer
lung cancer
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of squamous cell skin cancer:
Cause Probability Status
Low DHEA 98% Confirm
Cigarette Smoke Damage 64% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate cancer, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you suffered from Squamous Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes but now resolved for over 5 years
→ Yes but now resolved for under 5 years
→ Current problem but containable
→ Current problem and aggressive/spreading
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of squamous cell skin cancer or squamous cell skin cancer, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Cigarette Smoke Damage

Smoking is a risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancer.

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