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Melanoma statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods 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.

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 6,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma.
  • 1,150 Canadians will die from melanoma.
  • 3,700 men will be diagnosed with melanoma and 750 will die from it.
  • 3,100 women will be diagnosed with melanoma and 420 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from melanoma

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 57 Canadian men is expected to develop melanoma during his lifetime and 1 in 227 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 74 Canadian women is expected to develop melanoma during her lifetime and 1 in 456 will die from it.

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

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