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Skin cancer diagnosis (FOI)

Skin cancer diagnosis (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 July 2016.


Please can you tell me how many people were diagnosed with skin cancer in Jersey in the years 2014 and 2015?


The 2012 to 2014 local cancer incidence data is currently being analysed and the report is being drafted. 

The final report on cancer incidence for 2012 to 2014, including skin cancer, is expected to be available in September or October 2016 and will be published on 

The 2014 information is therefore exempt under Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

The 2015 information will not be available until 2018. 

The department estimates that locating and extracting this data would require more than 12.5 hours of staff time and is therefore refused under the cost limit specified in regulations.

The most recent data on cancer incidence can be found below in the Channel Islands Cancer Report 2013 on 

This shows that between 2009 and 2011 around 370 new cases of skin cancer, non-melanoma and malignant melanoma, were diagnosed each year.

Channel Island cancer report 2013

Of these, around 330 a year were non-melanoma diagnoses, reported as skin cancer (C44), in the report and there were no deaths from this type of cancer over the same period. 

Around 40 new cases a year were diagnosed as malignant melanoma (C43), the most aggressive form of skin cancer, which accounts for almost all skin cancer deaths. 

Over the three year period there were a total of 13 deaths from malignant melanoma.

You may also be interested in these previous Freedom of Information responses relating to malignant melanoma.

Reported cases of malignant melanoma in 2014 (FOI)

Malignant melanoma (FOI)


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