According to the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology, several epidemiological studies show an alarming global increase in incidence of melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer. A recent study showed that the total cost of total body skin examination (TBSC) can result in $37,365 in quality-adjust life-year (QALY). For men, the QALY value is $20,044. The researcher concluded, after studying 1,668 participants, that a one-time TBSC for adults over 18 are a cost-effective way to extend life.
Source: JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(2):147-153. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4518