Screening for skin cancer can catch tumors while they are still small and easy to treat. However, it is important to know that skin cancer screening tests have potential risks. These risks are outlined below, but should be considered along with consultation with your doctor. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about screening risks and benefits.
Skin cancer screening risks include:
Your doctor will help you determine if you are at high risk for developing skin cancer. Together, you will weigh skin cancer screening risks as well as the potential benefits so that you can make an informed decision about your health.