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Prevalence and Incidence of Melanoma

Incidence (annual) of Melanoma:

53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas) ... see also overview of Melanoma.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 5,074 or 0.02% or 53,600 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Melanoma:

53,599 per year, 4,466 per month, 1,030 per week, 146 per day, 6 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Lifetime risk for Melanoma:

1 in 35 women and 1 in 25 men will develop melanoma during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Prevalance of Melanoma:

In 1997, it was expected that about 40,300 Americans would be diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most aggressive kind of skin cancer (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Prevelance of Melanoma discussion:

The number of people in the world who develop melanoma is increasing each year. In the United States, the number has more than doubled in the past 20 years. Experts believe that much of the worldwide increase in melanoma is related to an increase in the amount of time people spend in the sun. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi: NCI)

Prevelance statistics for Melanoma:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Melanoma:

  • 1 in 35 women will develop melanoma during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1 in 25 men will have a melanoma during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Incidence statistics for Melanoma:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Melanoma:

  • 55,100 new cases for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 29,900 new male cases for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 25,200 new female cases for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,300 new cases of melanoma in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 1,950 new cases of melanoma in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
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Death statistics for Melanoma:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Melanoma:

  • 7,910 estimated deaths for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5,050 estimated male deaths for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,860 estimated female deaths for melanoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 520 deaths in men from melanoma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 330 deaths in women from melanoma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 3 per 100,000 deaths in men from melanoma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 2 per 100,000 deaths in women from melanoma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
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More Statistics about Melanoma:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Melanoma usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Melanoma at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Melanoma refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Melanoma diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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