What are the global mortality rates for cutaneous melanoma?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Susan M Swetter, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Individuals with cutaneous melanoma have higher survival rates in developed countries (92% in US SEER registries and 81% in Europe) than in developing countries (approximately 40%). Increased educational efforts in developed areas result in earlier diagnosis, treatment, and potential cure of thinner lesions. Worldwide, 232,000 new cases of melanoma were estimated to occur in 2012, with over 55,000 deaths reported. Australia and New Zealand have the highest reported mortality. [23]

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