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Skin Cancer in England: A look at melanoma skin cancer over 20 years

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ONS publish cancer statistics which helps to measure cancer
in England.
This SlideShare aims to tell the story of melanoma
skin cancer over the past 20 years

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  • A really interesting set of slides. NHS England (South) has just launched a skin cancer campaign for the second year running aimed at men - outdoor workers and people who participate in outdoor activities. During the heatwave this week we have seen a phenomenal response from the public and organisations #CoverUpMate
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Skin Cancer in England: A look at melanoma skin cancer over 20 years

  1. 1. Skin Cancer in England A look at melanoma skin cancer over 20 years
  2. 2. This SlideShare aims to tell the story of melanoma skin cancer over the past 20 years ONS publish cancer statistics which helps to measure cancer burden in England
  3. 3. Skin cancer diagnosis increases in 20 years The number of melanoma skin cancer registrations was 12,993 in 2014 – up from 4,777 in 1995 Taking out the impact of an increasing and ageing population the incidence rate has more than doubled since 1995 Age-standardised rate per 100,000 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 1995 2014 11.2 25.7
  4. 4. Exposure to sunlight is a high risk factor. The number of UK residents going on holiday abroad doubled from 1980 to 1989 Million UK residents 0 1980 1989 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 12.9m6.2m
  5. 5. Skin cancer is more common in older people Over half (60%) of newly diagnosed skin cancer cases are in people aged 60 and over (This could be due to exposure to UV light from an early age) Newly diagnosed cases of skin cancer 0 0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+ 400 800 1,200 1,600 2,000
  6. 6. But it affects all ages In 2014, skin cancer was the second most common type of cancer diagnosed for 15 to 49 year olds 64% All Others 9.9% Colorectal 10.8% Skin Cancer 15.3% Testicular 40.5% All Others 42.2% Breast 9.3% Skin Cancer 8.1% Cervix
  7. 7. Males are more likely to get skin cancer Male skin cancer rates have increased at a greater rate than for females over the twenty years from 1995 Age-standardised rate per 100,000 0 1995 2000 2005 2010 2014 5 10 15 20 25 30 ---- Male ---- Female
  8. 8. Early diagnosis of skin cancer results in higher survival If diagnosed early enough, you are no more likely to die within a year of melanoma skin cancer diagnosis than if you had no cancer at all But a late diagnosis results in you being twice as likely to die than if you had no cancer at all
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