Archived: Skin Cancer: Screening
Original Release Date: February 2009
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Adult General Population|
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.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Skin Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.