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Statistics about Melanoma

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Melanoma:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Melanoma

Incidence (annual) of Melanoma: 53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 5,074 or 0.02% or 53,600 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)

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 statistics about 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 about 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)
  • 13 per 100,000 new cases of melanoma in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 10 per 100,000 new cases of melanoma in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 23,500 new cases in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 38 new female cases of melanoma per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 54 new male cases of melanoma per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world among males (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Australia has the second highest rate of melanoma in the world among females (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma in the world among females (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Incidence statistics by state in Australia for males:
    • 54.3 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in New South Wales 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 40.7 new male cases of melanoma occurred in Victoria 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 74.0 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Queensland 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 56.3 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Western Australia 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 44.7 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in South Australia 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 41.8 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Tasmania 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 49 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Australian Capital Territory 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 37.5 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Northern Territory 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Incidence statistics by state in Australia for females:
    • 34.8 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in New South Wales 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 33.8 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Victoria 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 51.5 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Queensland 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 37.9 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Western Australia 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 35.2 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in South Australia 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 40.6 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Tasmania 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 32 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Australian Capital Territory 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 27 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Northern Territory 2000 (AIHW & AACR 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Incidence statistics for various countries:
    • 8.5 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Canada 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5.8 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in UK, England 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8.8 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Italy, Venetian Region 1993-96 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 0.4 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Japan, Osaka Prefecture 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in The Netherlands 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 32.8 new male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1.0 new black male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in the USA 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 13.4 new white male cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in the USA 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 7.5 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Canada 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 7.4 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in UK, England 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 9.4 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Italy, Venetian Region 1993-96 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 0.3 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in Japan, Osaka Prefecture 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 10.9 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in The Netherlands 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 30.6 new female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 0.5 new black female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in the USA 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 11.6 new white female cases of melanoma occurred per 100,000 population in the USA 1993-97 (Parkin et al 2002, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3,761 new cases of melanoma occurs in women in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 9.6% of all new cases of female cancer in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 38 new female cases per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4,770 new cases of melanoma occurred in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 10.4% of all new cases of male cancer in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 53.7 new cases of melanoma per 100,000 population in occurred in men Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death and mortality statistics for Melanoma:

Deaths from Melanoma: 7,215 deaths reported in USA 1999 for skin melanoma (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Melanoma: 7,215 per year, 601 per month, 138 per week, 19 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 7,215 deaths reported in USA 1999 for skin melanoma (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Melanoma:

The following are statistics from various sources about 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)
  • 3 women per 100,000 population die of melanoma in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 8 men per 100,000 population die of melanoma in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma caused 354 female deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 2.3% of female cancer deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 3.5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma caused 617 male deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Melanoma accounted for 3.1% of male cancer deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 7.3 deaths from melanoma per 100,000 population occurred in men in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Survival rate statistics for Melanoma:

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Melanoma:

  • 90% of white people survive 5 years for melanoma in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 64% of African American people survive 5 years for melanoma in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 90% survive 5 years for melanoma in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 88% of women survive five years after diagnosis of melanoma in Australia 1992-97 (Cancer Survival in Australia, 1992-97, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 92% of men survive five years after diagnosis of melanoma in Australia 1992-97 (Cancer Survival in Australia, 1992-97, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 85.1% of people with skin melanomas survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 27.7% of people with multiple melanomas survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with skin melanoma is 70.3% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with skin melanoma is 85.1% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with skin melanoma is 85.3% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with melanoma is 91.6% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with melanoma is 72.9% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-39 with melanoma is 95% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 15-39 with melanoma is 82% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 40-49 with melanoma is 92% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 40-49 with melanoma is 77% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 50-59 with melanoma is 92% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 50-59 with melanoma is 74% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 60-69 with melanoma is 90% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 60-69 with melanoma is 70% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 70-79 with melanoma is 91% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 70-79 with melanoma is 67% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 80-99 with melanoma is 85% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 80-99 with melanoma is 59% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with melanoma is 95.7% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with melanoma is 85.1% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with melanoma is 98% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with melanoma is 91% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with melanoma is 97% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with melanoma is 89% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with melanoma is 96% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with melanoma is 88% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with melanoma is 96% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with melanoma is 85% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with melanoma is 94% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with melanoma is 78% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with melanoma is 90% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with melanoma is 69% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
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Life Expectancy & Years of Life Lost for Melanoma

Average life years lost for Melanoma: 18.6 years (SEER)1

Society statistics for Melanoma

Hospitalization statistics for Melanoma:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Melanoma:

  • 0.073% (9,325) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant melanoma of skin in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant melanoma of skin in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant melanoma of skin in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant melanoma of skin in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant melanoma of skin were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.04% (20,796) of hospital bed days were for malignant melanoma of skin in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.013% (1,672) of hospital consultant episodes were for melanoma in situ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for melanoma in situ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for melanoma in situ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for melanoma in situ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for melanoma in situ were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (920) of hospital bed days were for melanoma in situ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Melanoma. 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.



Footnotes: 1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

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