Melanoma skin cancer statistics

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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.

It is estimated that in 2022:

  • 9,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
  • 1,200 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer.
  • 4,900 men will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 770 will die from it.
  • 4,000 women will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 440 will die from it.

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

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