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Release Date: February 2009
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for skin cancer.
Summary of Recommendations
- The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using a whole-body skin examination by a primary care clinician or patient skin self-examination for the early detection of cutaneous melanoma, basal cell cancer, or squamous cell skin cancer in the adult general population.
Grade: I Statement.
Screening for Skin Cancer, February 2009
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 480 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 230 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 250 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 95 KB; PDF Help)
Current as of February 2009
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Skin Cancer, Topic Page. February 2009. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsskca.htm