Global melanoma cases projected to rise sharply by 2040
Source: newsGP, April 2022
Melanoma cases are set to increase by 57% around the world by 2040 with an estimated 68% rise in mortality, the authors of a new study suggest.
In 2020, there were an estimated 325,000 people diagnosed with melanoma, and an estimated 50,000 worldwide deaths from the disease, a paper published this month in JAMA Dermatology reports.
If the disease shows the same trends in 2040, the study authors estimate the melanoma burden will increase by 57% to around 510,000 new cases, and project that annual deaths worldwide could increase by 68% to 96,000.READ THE ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE