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Skin Cancer Trends

Note: The word “significantly” below refers to statistical significance. 2010 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, incidence of melanoma of the skin has—

Men

  • Increased significantly by 1.6% per year among men.
  • Increased significantly by 1.6% per year among white men.
  • Remained level among black men.
  • Remained level among Hispanic men.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native men.
  • Remained level among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Women

  • Increased significantly by 1.4% per year among women.
  • Increased significantly by 1.6% per year among white women.
  • Remained level among black women.
  • Remained level among Hispanic women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Remained level among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Mortality Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, deaths from melanoma of the skin have—

Men

  • Increased significantly by 0.9% per year among men.
  • Increased significantly by 1.0% per year among white men.
  • Remained level among black men.
  • Remained level among Hispanic* men.

The rates could not be calculated for American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Women

Mortality data for women were not presented in the data source tables.

Data source: Edwards BK, Noone A-M, Mariotto AB, Simard EP, Boscoe FP, Henley SJ, Jemal A, Cho H, Anderson RN, Kohler BA, Eheman CR, Ward EM. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast, or prostate cancer. Cancer 2013.

Note: Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

*Mortality data for Hispanic excludes the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

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