Cancer incidence

  • National statistics on cancer incidence

    Incidence is the number of new cases of a disease within a specified population and in a given time period. It is expressed as an absolute number of cases per year or as a rate per 100,000 persons per year. The incidence rate is a measure of the risk of developing cancer.

    This report presents the incidence figures for 35 types of cancer in the last 25 years for all of Switzerland, for the German-speaking part of Switzerland (including Rhaeto-Romanic-speaking cantons), for the French- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland, and for the cantons individually. Raw and age-standardized rates (European standard) are presented in the form of an interactive map.

    Annual incidence figures and age-specific incidence rates (for all of Switzerland and for the different language regions) can be downloaded here. The figures are based in part on estimates (see interactive map, “methods”).

    XLSX / 559 KB Annual incidence rates

  • XLSX / 5135KB Age-specific incidence rates