Pros & Cons of Screening

At SkinHealth UK, we are keen that you have as many facts as possible before taking a decision to have early detection of cancer services. We hope that you will find the table of pros and cons of cancer screening below a useful tool in coming to that decision.


  • Cancer screening may give you an indication of cancer before any symptoms develop
  • Cancer screening may find cancer at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be curative
  • If cancer is diagnosed at an earlier stage, treatment is more likely to be successful


  • Cancer screening can miss a number of cancers and provide false reassurance: no cancer screening test is 100% accurate
  • Cancer screening can lead to unnecessary worry and investigations when there is no cancer present
  • A positive screening result may cause anxiety by diagnosing a slow-growing tumour that may never cause any harm or symptoms

If you are concerned that you have Skin Cancer, you should speak to a medical professional as soon as possible.

With SkinHealth UK, you can book an appointment with a specialist nurse at a clinic near you, and have your results within 5 days of your appointment.

To book your appointment, call us on 0800 876 6662 or request a call