Melanoma skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 4% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, melanoma skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer (4% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 5th most common cancer (4% of all new female cancer cases).
51% of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 49% are in females.
Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates (
Melanoma Skin Cancer (C43), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||28.4||26.9||25.1||24.4||28.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||29.8||31.2||30.5||32.1||29.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||23.6||22.8||21.3||19.0||23.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||24.7||26.4||26.0||25.2||24.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||25.8||24.9||23.5||22.3||25.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||26.7||27.7||27.1||27.1||26.5|
For melanoma skin cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C43.