Malignant melanoma (FOI)
Malignant melanoma (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 June 2016.
Can you please tell me how many reported cases of malignant melanoma there were in Jersey in the year 2012? And also for the year 2013?
Based on specimen analysis and subsequent diagnosis, the Health and Social Services Department can offer the following statistics:
- the Jersey General Hospital had 48 patients with a histological diagnosis of malignant melanoma in 2012
- the Jersey General Hospital had 64 patients with a histological diagnosis of malignant melanoma in 2013
The Health and Social Services Department cannot confirm if they were first diagnosis specimens, ie new cases.
There is a possibility that some of the cases may be from patients who had been diagnosed with malignant melanoma before 1 January 2012.
The most recent age standardised incidence rates for malignant melanoma are in the 2013 Channel Island Cancer Report below.
Verified incidence rates for 2012 to 2014 and the latest trends will be available in the Cancer Registration Report (2016) expected to be published later this year.
Channel Islands Cancer Report 2013