Statistics have been collated for our number of melanomas detected in 2016 for our clinics and the results are consistently high again this year = 323 melanomas.
In 2015 we had detected 365 melanomas, a huge increase from the 234 melanomas found in 2014 and 218 melanomas in 2013. It is interesting to note that the rate of in-situ melanomas has remained consistent at 83%. This means we are detecting most of these melanomas whilst they are still confined to the epidermis (top layer) of the skin and have a 96-100% cure rate with a wide excision performed.
At this rate, our clinics are detecting approximately 13% of Victoria’s in-situ melanomas which is impressive. It reflects our staff’s dedication to continual education and training to provide the best detection and management of melanoma and other skin cancers to all our patients on the Mornington Peninsula.