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Preventing Skin Cancer Quiz

This short quiz can help you assess your personal risk for skin cancer. Simply answer the questions below to the best of your ability and click the "Calculate Report" button below to tally your answers.



    General


  1. Age:  





  2. Skin Type

    Very fair skin, blond/red hair, light eye color, doesn't tan, sunburns very easily
    Fair skin, tans minimally, sunburns easily
    Light skin, tans gradually, sunburns with extended exposure
    Olive/darker skin, tans easily, seldom burns
    Very dark skin, seldom or never burns




  3. Health History


  4. Do you have a family history of skin cancer (father, mother, sister, brother)?

    Yes
    No




  5. Have you ever had skin cancer?

    Yes
    No




  6. Do you have reduced immunity due to a health problem or immunosuppressive medication?

    Yes
    No




  7. Do you have: A large number of moles (more than 20), several large moles (5 mm (0.2 ") or larger) or one or more large moles present at birth

    Yes
    No




  8. Do any of your moles fit these descriptions? Not symmetrical, Has irregular (fuzzy) borders, Variable in color, Larger than 5mm (0.2 ") (Roughly the size of a pencil eraser) or Has rapidly changed recently

    Yes
    No




  9. Sun Exposure


  10. Have you lived in a geographical area where the sun is very intense (e.g., tropical or subtropical regions)?

    Yes
    No
    If yes, for how many years?  




  11. Are you exposed to the sun for extended periods as part of your work or recreation?

    Yes
    No




  12. Do you have a history of blistering sunburns (particularly during childhood)?

    Yes
    No




  13. Do you take care to wear protective clothing (shirt, hat, etc.) when in the sun?

    Yes
    No




  14. Have you often used the sun or a tanning bed to get a suntan?

    Yes
    No




  15. Do you usually use a sunscreen (SPF 15+) when out in the sun?

    Yes
    No




  16. How did you learn of the screening?



    If "Other": 





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Disclaimer: This quiz has been created for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or care. You should always follow your doctor's recommendations regarding your specific medical needs.



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