97.5% of males survive melanoma skin cancer for at least one year. This falls to 89.0% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer during 2013-2017 in England. Survival for females at one year is 98.7% and falls to 93.4% surviving for at least five years. Survival for females is higher than for than for males at one year, and higher than for at five years.
Melanoma skin cancer Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England, 2013-2017
Melanoma skin cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 83.4% of males and 91.2% of females are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer during 2013-2017 in England.
- Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.
About this data
Data is for England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C43.
Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and the survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics.