Melanoma Survival Rate

Roswell Park continually monitors, measures and evaluates all our patient outcomes and survival, and we compare our data to national data collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Roswell Park’s Survival Data are shown below.

AJCC Stage Group Melanoma

Stage at diagnosis for CY 2014-2015

This pie chart illustrates how many patients with melanoma have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis.1

Five-Year Relative Survival, Melanoma, Stages I-IV

Cases Diagnosed 2006-2013

The following graph illustrates the survival rates of patients with melanoma at Roswell Park, compared to the survival rates nationwide.2

Relative Survival compares the actual observed survival with the expected survival of persons unaffected by cancer.

Roswell Park 5-Year Relative Survival (2006-2013) for Melanoma
  Source 1 2 3 4 5
N=1132 Roswell Park stage I 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
N=362 Roswell Park stage II 97% 97% 97% 97% 97%
N=212 Roswell Park stage III 93% 82% 74% 69% 68%
N=64 Roswell Park stage IV 35% 15% 14% 11% 9%

1American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Stage I-IV Melanoma

2Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program ( SEER*Stat Database: Incidence - SEER 18 Regs Research Data + Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases Nov 2015 Sub (1973-2013 varying) - Linked To County Attributes - Total U.S., 1969-2014 Counties, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS, Surveillance Research Program, Surveillance Systems Branch, released April 2016, based on the November 2015 submission. Accessed February 8, 2017