New Zealand continues to have one of the world's highest rates of melanoma

We have just updated our 'Melanoma cancer registrations' indicator. Here are the key findings:

  • Melanoma rates were highest in males, people of European/Other ethnicity and older adults, especially those aged 75+ years and over.
  • In 2019, the percentage of melanomas with thickness larger than 2mm was greater for Māori than non-Māori, indicating a lower chance of survival, despite the lower registration rates in Māori.

You can read more here.