Cancer incidence

The national cancer incidence report

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 40 years for all of Switzerland, for the German-speaking part of Switzerland (including Rhaeto-Romanic-speaking cantons) and for the French- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland. The 1976 European standard was used for the standardisation of rates. The most recent data are from 2019.