Melanoma by the Numbers 2017

January 11, 2018

  • In 2017, there will be an estimated 7,300 new cases of melanoma. 4,000 will be in men, and 3,300 cases will be in women, representing 3.49% of all new cancer diagnoses in Canada
  • From 1992 to 2013, the incidence rates of melanoma went up 2.1% per year for men, and 2.0% for women. Melanoma had the third largest overall increase in incidences, after thyroid cancer and liver cancer
  • In 2017, adolescents and young adults (15-29-year-olds) will comprise 1.5% of new cancer diagnoses in Canada, and 0.4% of the cancer deaths. For that age group, melanoma will comprise 7% of new cases and 4% of the deaths.


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