Melanoma of the Skin Statistics

CDC's Melanoma Dashboard, powered by tracking

The Melanoma Dashboard provides state and local data to help communities address their unique melanoma prevention needs.

Skin cancer is the most commonexternal icon form of cancer in the United States. Central cancer registries collect data on melanoma of the skin and nonepithelial skin cancers such a Merkel cell carcinoma. Data on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common types of skin cancer, are not normally collected by central cancer registries.

An examination of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey dataexternal icon suggests that each year, about 4.3 million adults are treated for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas at a cost of about $4.8 billion.

See statistics about sunburn and UV protective behaviors.

U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool

The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics. It includes the latest cancer data covering the U.S. population.

Map of the United States
See rates or numbers of melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths for the entire United States and individual states. Also, see the top 10 cancers for men and women.
Bar chart of demographics.
See rates or numbers of melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group.
Line chart of trends.
See how the rates of melanomas of the skin or melanoma of the skin deaths changed over time for the entire United States and individual states.
Page last reviewed: June 8, 2021, 12:00 AM