Abstract:The occurrence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Brazil is analysed on the basis of available mortality data from the National Ministry of Health and from the incidence data of six Population-based Cancer Registries (Recife, Fortaleza, S. Paulo, Porto Alegre, Goiânia e Belém). The incidence in these State capitals has an intermediate pattern if compared to the world pictures. For Porto Alegre, the capital that had the highest rates, a comparison between the periods 1979-1982 and 1987 showed a proportional inc… Show more
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