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What Screening Tests Are There?

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening (total body examination by a doctor) to find skin cancers early. This recommendation is for people who do not have a history of skin cancer and who do not have any suspicious moles or other spots. Report any unusual moles or changes in your skin to your doctor. Also talk to your doctor if you are at increased risk of skin cancer.

For more information, see the USPSTF’s Screening for Skin Cancer: Consumer Guide [PDF-90KB] and visit the National Cancer Institute’s Skin Cancer Screening.