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.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Skin Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.