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Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer screening modalities
  • Benefits and harms of skin cancer screening


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources

National Institutes of Health

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 02/2007
  • Review Date: 04/2008
  • Recent Summary: 04/2008
  • Original Summary: 03/2007
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Last updated: May 19, 2008.