Cutaneous malignant melanoma in Australia, 1989.
PL Jelfs, G Giles, D Shugg, M Coates, G Durling, P Fitzgerald, I Ring
Med J Aust | Published : 1994
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Australians in 1989. DESIGN AND DATA: Descriptive analysis of all invasive melanomas reported to State or Territory cancer registries in 1989. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The age, sex and State or Territory of residence of affected individuals, and the topography, morphology and thickness of the melanoma. RESULTS: The age-standardised incidence rates of melanoma were 30.2 and 23.9 per 100,000 males and females respectively; the highest rates were observed for the male trunk (11.7 per 100,000) and female lower limbs (8.8 per 100,000); the most commonly specified morphology was superficial spreading melanoma, followed by ..View full abstract