Before using the melanoma risk calculator, please note the following:
The melanoma online risk tool was designed to be used by health professionals during a physical examination that includes recording of info about the patient's family and personal medical history and an examination of the patient's skin on the shoulders and back. If you're not a health professional, we strongly recommend to discuss the results obtained with the melanoma risk calculator and your personal risk of melanoma cancer with your doctor.
The melanoma online risk calculator can be periodically updated as new information or research becomes available.
This online calculator should not be used to estimate melanoma risk for those who have already had a diagnosis of melanoma, or a family history of melanoma.
Melanoma online tool was developed using information from a large case-control study in the U.S.. Melanoma risks are estimated for non-Hispanic whites only, because information for other ethnicities/races are too limited to accurately estimate the risk of developing melanoma cancer.
For info to help you to understand cancer risk visit Understandingrisk.cancer.gov. This interactive web site can help you to make informed decisions about the way to lower cancer risk.
Based on the risk factor information provided, the Melanoma Risk Online Tool will estimate a person's risk of developing melanoma cancer up to age 70 and in the following five-year period. Risk assessment calculated by this online tool are estimates of absolute melanoma cancer risk.