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Melanomas Detected at PSCC in 2017

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre detected a record breaking 463 melanomas in 2017 in our two clinics.

Over the last few years we have monitored the number of melanomas detected in our clinics and then analysed the number of melanomas for each age group, sex and the depth of melanomas. This valuable information helps us to monitor our performance at detecting melanomas on our patients and our ability to recognise melanoma at it’s earliest stage.

In 2017 we had 87% in-situ melanomas, melanomas that are contained within the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). This is the earliest stage of detection and the optimal result for our patients. When an In-Situ Melanoma is excised with the appropriate wide excision, the 5 year survival rate is 95% or higher.

Melanomas on our male patients accounted for 57% & female patients 43%

Oldest melanoma patient – 92 years old

Youngest melanoma patient – 20 years old

More than 36% of melanoma patients were aged between 65-75 years old

 

 

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