Table 1.

Number of melanoma cases by site in the Nurses' Health Study (1986-2000), Nurses' Health Study II (1989-1999), and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1992-2000)

Head or neckTrunk, shoulder, hip, back, or abdomenUpper extremityLower extremityTotal
NHS (women)17765193237
NHS II (women)12693770188
HPFS (men)2043101386
Total49 (10%)188 (37%)98 (19%)176 (34%)511