What’s Up — Can I Get Skin Cancer?
What are the Odds?
Test Your Skin Characteristics

Question       Your Score
1. Your natural hair color is… Blonde/Red
(4)
Brown
(3)
Black
(1)
 
2. Your eyes are… Blue/Green
(4)
Hazel
(3)
Brown
(2)
 
3. Your freckles… Many
(4)
Some
(3)
None
(1)
 
4. Your job is… Outdoors
(4)
Mixed
(3)
Indoors
(2)
 
5. After one hour in the sun you… Burn/Blister
(4)
Burn/Tan
(3)
Tan
(1)
 
6. Before age 18 you lived in this part of the U.S. South
(4)
Midwest
(3)
North
(2)
 
7. Do you have a family member who has had skin cancer? Yes
(5)
  No
(1)
 
      Total:  

Scoring

10–15 = Below-Average Risk
Even though people in this group are not likely to get skin cancer, they should still check their skin once each year for changes.

16–22 = Average Risk
Even though people in this group are not at high risk for skin cancer, they should check their skin once each year for changes.

23–25 = High Risk
People in this group should pay extra attention to any changes and conduct self-skin exams every few months.

26–30 = Very-High Risk
People in this group should pay extra attention to any skin changes, conduct self-skin exams each month, and see a dermatologist each year.

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