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Melanoma skin cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

In 2017, an estimated:

  • 7,200 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
  • 1,250 Canadians died from melanoma skin cancer.
  • 4,000 men were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 790 died from it.
  • 3,300 women were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 450 died from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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