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Imaging Tests for Melanoma (SSO)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society of Surgical Oncology
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 10/12/2017
If you have advanced-stage skin cancer, imaging tests may help. They can help your doctor see if the cancer has spread or come back after treatment. But the tests usually don’t help if you have early-stage skin cancer. Here’s why.