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.

It is estimated that in 2021:

  • 8,700 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.

  • 1,250 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer.

  • 4,700 men will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 790 will die from it.

  • 4,000 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.

Expert review and references

  • Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2021. Canadian Cancer Society; 2021.