Skin cancer statistics
Skin cancer statistics are presented here.
- In 2010, 12,818 people in the UK were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer.
- In 2011 there were 2,209 deaths from malignant melanoma skin cancer in the UK.
- In 2005-2009, 88.2% of adult malignant melanoma skin cancer patients (83.6% of men and 91.6% of women) in England survived their cancer for five years or more.
- In 2010 around 100,000 people were diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer and in 2011 there were 585 deaths from non melanoma skin cancer.
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We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the National Cancer Registration Service (part of Public Health England) and the Office for National Statistics in England, and the cancer registries in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Population-based cancer data has been collected in most regions of the UK since the early 1960s, and without this cancer registration system there would be no incidence or survival statistics.
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