Some cancers can be found early, before they have had a chance to grow and spread. In this section you can learn more about the screening tests that can be used to look for cancer and about American Cancer Society guidelines for using these tests.
Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. Learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, when you should have them, and how they are covered under some types of insurance.
The images in this gallery will show you some examples of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, as well as some benign skin conditions. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any spot or sore on your skin that is new or changing, even if it doesn’t look like one of these images.
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