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Prevalence and Incidence of Skin Cancer

Prevalance of types of Skin Cancer:

For details see prevalence of types of Skin Cancer analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence (annual) of Skin Cancer:

more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous) ... see also overview of Skin Cancer.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Skin Cancer:

1,000,000 per year, 83,333 per month, 19,230 per week, 2,739 per day, 114 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Skin Cancer:

For details see incidence of types of Skin Cancer analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Prevalance of Skin Cancer:

more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. (Source: excerpt from Skin Cancer: NWHIC)

Incidence of Skin Cancer:

Each year, about a million people in the United States learn that they have skin cancer . (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer: NCI)

Incidence statistics for Skin Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Skin Cancer:

  • 53,600 annual melanoma cases and 4,700 non-epithelial skin cancer (SEER 2002 estimate: non-basal and non-squamous)
  • 59,350 new cases for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 31,640 new male cases for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 27,710 new female cases for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Skin Cancer:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Skin Cancer:

  • 10,250 estimated deaths for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 6,590 estimated male deaths for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 3,660 estimated female deaths for skin cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 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)
  • 1 woman per 100,000 population dies of non-melanocytic cancer in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Skin Cancer:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Skin Cancer

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Skin Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Skin Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Skin Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Skin Cancer 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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