Epidemiology on malignant melanoma in Europe.

  title={Epidemiology on malignant melanoma in Europe.},
  author={Anne Osterlind},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  volume={31 8},
Mortality and incidence of malignant melanoma of the skin is increasing at a rate of between 3 and 7% per year in many European countries. All over Europe melanoma is the cancer showing the most rapid increase in incidence. Within Europe the variation in incidence and mortality rates is close to a factor of ten with the disease being more common in northern than in southern Europe. Higher rates are consistently reported on intermittently exposed body sites. Skin melanoma differ from non… CONTINUE READING