- In 2017, there will be an estimated 7,300 new cases of melanoma. 4,000 will be in men, and
3,300 cases will be in women, representing 3.49% of all new cancer diagnoses in Canada
- From 1992 to 2013, the incidence rates of melanoma went up 2.1% per year for men, and 2.0%
for women. Melanoma had the third largest overall increase in incidences, after thyroid cancer
and liver cancer
- In 2017, adolescents and young adults (15–29-year-olds) will comprise 1.5% of new cancer
diagnoses in Canada, and 0.4% of the cancer deaths. For that age group, melanoma will
comprise 7% of new cases and 4% of the deaths.