You can reduce your chances of developing squamous cell carcinoma of the genitals by knowing the risks.
- Having the HPV infection
- Having had genital warts in the past
- Uncircumcised men
- Poor hygiene
- Multiple sex partners
To prevent your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma of genitals, you should:
- Protect yourself from HPV by reducing your number of sexual partners and use condoms.
- Get the HPV vaccine that is now available for young women, men and adolescents.
- Scheduling routine pelvic exams to help diagnose vaginal and other cancers at an earlier stage. Earlier diagnosis improves the odds of treatment success.
- For men, get regular physicals that include screening for penile cancer.