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6500 Canadians will be diagnosed with Skin Cancer this year and 1050 will die from this form of Cancer - reported by Global News May 28, 2014
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More Statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society:
Incidence and mortality
Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
It is estimated that in 2014:
6,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma.
1,050 Canadians will die from melanoma.
3,500 men will be diagnosed with melanoma and 660 will die from it.
3,000 women will be diagnosed with melanoma and 400 will die from it.
Chances (probability) of developing or dying from melanoma
Based on 2009 estimates:
About 1 in 59 Canadian men is expected to develop melanoma during his lifetime and 1 in 240 will die from it.
About 1 in 73 Canadian women is expected to develop melanoma during her lifetime and 1 in 395 will die from it.
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/skin-melanoma/statistics/?region=on#ixzz34Cg3BHvH