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REGULAR SCREENING MAY

DETECT CANCER EARLY

In 2020, more than 1.8 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.7

SKIN CANCER

Anyone can get skin cancer − it’s by far the most common type of cancer.7 Although the American Cancer Society does not have screening guidelines for skin cancer, everyone should know their own skin.7 Checking skin regularly may help spot new growths or abnormal areas before they have a chance to turn into skin cancer.9

1in 28

Among Non-Hispanic whites, 1 in 28 men and 1 in 41 women will get melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, in their lifetime.7

~99%

When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99%.7

GROUP

AVAILABLE TESTS

FREQUENCY

ALL

Children and adults

MIGHT INCLUDE

Skin checks during a physical exam + Skin self-exams

Discuss with your
doctor


The most important way to lower the risk for skin cancer is to limit exposure to UV rays and practice sun safety when you are outdoors.9

– American Cancer Society


Skin cancer screening

The best way to spot problems that might be skin cancer is to be aware of any areas that are new or changing in size, shape or color.7

Anyone with new or changing areas, growths, itching, or bleeding on the skin should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible.9


The most important way to lower the risk for skin cancer is to limit exposure to UV rays and practice sun safety when you are outdoors.9

– American Cancer Society




Cancer screening tests for patients

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Cancer screening tests for patients

Find cancer screening locations near you and learn how to talk to your doctor about your risks and what tests are best for you at this time.

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Share potentially life-saving information about common cancer types and screenings with your family, friends and others.

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