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Skin Cancer in the UK

SKIN UK IN THE Skin cancer, both melanoma and non-melanoma, are major health concerns in the United Kingdom, with non- melanoma skin cancer being the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Britain each year. In this infographic we take a closer look at the statistics of skin cancer in the UK, including the numbers, fatality rates, lifetime risk, distribution of cases and more. SKIN CANCER IS ON THE RISE IN THE UK Malignant melanoma incidents per 100,000 population in the UK, 1993-2011: 20 Malignant melanoma incidence rates have increased overall since the mid 1970s. In the UK, malignant melanoma incidence rates have increased more rapidly than any of the current ten most common cancers in males and females 16 12 0- The overall lifetime risk for men and women in the UK being diagnosed with malignant melanoma is approximately 1 in 50: RISK INCREASES AS WE GET OLDER Malignant melanoma incidents per 100,000 population in the UK, by age: 50-64 31 in 100,000 65-74 50 in 100,000 15-39 40-49 20 in 100,000 40-49 8 in 100,000 63 in 100,000 DISTRIBUTION OF CASES VARIES FOR MEN AND WOMEN Percentage of distribution of cases diagnosed on parts of the body, by sex, in the UK: Head and Neck Males 22% Females 14% Trunk Males 41% Females 20% Arms Males 19% Females 24% Legs Males 13% Females 39% "The remainder is made up of non-specific cases for both men and women SURVIVAL RATES ARE HIGH, ESPECIALLY IF CAUGHT EARLY Malignant melanoma skin cancer is a dangerous illness, but if caught early, the survival rates are high: 88% of adult malignant melanoma skin cancer patients in England survived their cancer for 13,348 people in the United Kingdom were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer in 2011 88% five or more years in 2005-2009 2.209 of these patients died from their skin cancer in the same year "Data according to Cancer Research UK This represented 1.4% of all UK deaths from cancer in 2011 Malignant melanoma proportion of cases diagnosed at each stage, adults (aged 15-99), 2006-2010: 100 Male patients Female patients 80 60 40 20 0+ CHECKING FOR SKIN CANCERS It is important that you make a habit of checking your own skin, especially if you are at a high risk of getting skin cancer or have had treatment for a previous skin cancer. If you find any changes in your skin that happen over a few weeks or months you should get your GP to look at them - don't delay, the earlier a skin cancer is diagnosed the higher your chances of successful treatment. Sources: Cancer Research UK BBC | Cancer Help UK Macmillan | WHO| CDC Daily Mail beautyflash Fast Delivery direct to your door 2011 2010 Stage not known 2009 2008 2007 2006 Stage IV 2005 Stage II 2001 2000 1999 1998 Stage II 1997 1996 1995 1994 Stage I 1993

Skin Cancer in the UK

shared by Eavesy on Sep 07
Here is an infographic by skincare website Beauty Flash all about skin cancer in the UK with information about skin cancer being on the rise, how skin cancer risk increases when we get older and more.


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