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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 2019, an estimated:

  • 7,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
  • 1,300 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer.
  • 4,300 men will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 840 will die from it.
  • 3,500 women will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 280 will die from it.

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

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Great progress has been made

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Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.

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