Statistics of Melanoma

The estimated number of adults diagnosed with invasive melanoma of the skin in the United States is 106,110, with 62,260 men and 43,850 women. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in adults, ranking fifth.

This disease is much more common in white people than in black, and the average age of diagnosis is 65. Women are diagnosed with melanoma at a higher rate than men. Especially, before the age of 50.

Melanoma is more likely to occur as people get older. It can, however, develop in people who are younger as well, including those who are under the age of 30. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in young adults, especially women.

Young adults research

Melanoma will be diagnosed in approximately 2400 people between the ages of 50 and 70, according to research (15 – 29).

There has been a research under the age gap of (15 – 29). Melanoma will diagnose in approximately 2400 people, according to it. Over the last three years, the number of people diagnosed with this deadly disease has increased drastically. Between 2008 and 2017, rates grew by about 2% every year, and the diagnosis rates depend on the person’s age. The number of teenagers (15-19) diagnosed with melanoma decreased by 6% between 2007 and 2016. The number of people diagnosed with the condition in their twenties has also decreased by 3%.

The frequency of people diagnosed with melanoma in their 30’s continued to be stable for women and came down slightly in males. When UV radiation practises increased and indoor tanning decreased, the percentage of people diagnosed with the disease decreased.


Melanoma accounts for less than 1% of all skin cancers diagnosed in the United States of America, but it is the leading cause of skin cancer death. It is expected to kill 7180 people this year, with 4600 men and 2580 women dying. Between 2014 and 2018, melanoma fatalities decreased by nearly 5% in people over 50 and 7% in those under 50. Initial operation usually cures most melanoma patients. The 5-year survival rate indicates the percentage of people who live for at least five years after being diagnosed with melanoma. From the initial diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate for all people with skin disease is 93 percent.

Thickness index

The thickness of the initial melanoma, the presence of lymph nodes, and whether the melanoma has already spread to distant sites all have an impact on overall survival after five years. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures that aid in infection prevention. People with thin melanoma, defined as a tumour with a maximum thickness of less than 1 millimetre and no metastasis to lymph nodes or other distant sites, have a 99 percent five-year survival rate.

On the other hand, people with thicker melanoma may have a 5-year survival rate as low as 80%. People with melanoma that have already matured to the adjacent lymph nodes had a 66% 5-year survival rate. However, these statistics vary from individual to individual and are determined by the number of lymph nodes involved, genetic changes, the volume of the tumor in the affected lymph nodes and main melanoma characteristics such as the thickness and whether ulceration is present or not.

Survival possibilities

The survival probability drops to roughly 27% if the melanoma has spread to other regions of the body. The stage has approximately reached about 4% of the instances. Survivability, on the other hand, varies according to a variety of factors and conditions. 

It is essential to keep in mind that statistics/numbers on the survival rates of melanoma are just an estimate. The figure is based on the data provided annually on the number of people in the United States of America diagnosed with the disease. It is also worth noting that these figures don’t yet account for the effects of the treatments for metastatic disease. The research and experiments of the illness have been going at a rapid pace in the last five years.