Skin cancer: Melanoma

 Canadian Statistics for 2015

Incidence* 6,800 new cases 7th highest incidence rate
by cancer
Mortality by cancer* 1,150 deaths 16th highest mortality rate
by cancer
Risk of developing cancer†
Men 1.7%
Women 1.3%

1 in 57 men
1 in 74 women
Risk of dying from cancer†
Men 0.4%
Women 0.2%

1 in 227 men
1 in 456 women
*: Estimated number of cases or deaths by cancer for 2015.
†: Lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer.
Source:
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015

 Important Fact

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer.

 Risk Factors

  • exposure to ultraviolet light
  • a large number of beauty marks, or beauty marks that are unusual in form, size or colour
  • fair skin, light-colored hair or eyes
  • personal or family history of melanoma
  • history of severe sunburns as a child
For more information:

Types of skin cancer
Causes – Risk factors
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatments
Prognosis
References

 


Melanoma

The five-year relative survival ratio is now 89 %.



$715,760
granted by the Cancer Research Society since 2009.



Funded projects for Melanoma

Years

Projects

Amount

2013-2015

2

$235,760

2011-2013

2

$240,000

2009-2011

2

$240,000

Total

6

$715,760

KEY DISCOVERIES