Melanoma skin cancer is the 19th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, melanoma skin cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer death (1% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 17th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all male cancer deaths).
40% of melanoma skin cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 60% are in males (2018).
Melanoma skin cancer mortality rates (European
For melanoma skin cancer mortality rates do not vary between UK constituent nations however incidence rates do vary between the UK constituent nations.
Melanoma Skin Cancer (C43), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.5||2.0||2.4||1.7||2.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||2.9||3.2||4.1||3.9||2.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.8||3.4||4.0||3.9||4.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.4||5.2||6.3||7.3||5.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.6||2.8||3.3||3.1||3.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.9||3.8||4.7||5.1||3.9|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C43.