What Screening Tests Are There?

Photo of a doctor examining a mole on a woman's neck

Report any unusual moles or changes in your skin to your doctor and discuss if you are at increased risk of skin cancer.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded there is not enough evidenceexternal icon 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, visit the National Cancer Institute’s Skin Cancer Screening.external icon