There are about 380,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in Australia each year, and from that there are about 1,700 deaths.
A ratio of about 4.4 deaths per 1,000 reported cases.
There were about 92,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in the United Kingdom in 2006, and from that there were about 2,600 deaths.
A ratio of about 35 deaths per 1,000 reported cases.
Australia Skin Cancer details
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with over 380,000 people diagnosed every year, and over 1,600 deaths from skin cancer each year.
The number of deaths in Australia from skin cancer in 2005 was 1,678, broken down between:
- 1,273 for melanoma
- 405 for non-melanoma skin cancer
UK Skin Cancer details
A quote from: www.sunsmart.org.uk
Over 2,600 people die from skin cancer each year in the UK, and most of these cases are due to malignant melanoma. In fact, there are more skin cancer deaths in the UK than in Australia, even though Australia has more cases of the disease.
2006 UK Skin Cancer rates
81,600 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer were registered in 2006
More than 10,400 cases of malignant melanoma were diagnosed in the UK in 2006.
More than 2,600 people die from skin cancer each year in the UK.
Most skin cancer deaths, more than 2,000 each year, are from malignant melanoma.