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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 2020, an estimated:
- 8,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
- 1,300 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer.
- 4,400 men will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 870 will die from it.
- 3,600 women will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 450 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.
Cancer affects all Canadians
Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.