Data on cancer will be registered with the cancer registry at the earliest three months after receipt of the report. This ensures that patients have enough time to consider whether they want to make their data available to the registry.
In the event of an objection within three months of a report, the data will not be recorded, but will be destroyed immediately. In the event of an objection that is only received after this three-month period, the person’s information will be deleted immediately. Only the information on the disease remains in the registry. In both cases, no further data will be collected upon receipt of the objection. This also applies if the patient moves to another canton or develops another tumour later (objection valid throughout Switzerland and for life). It is also possible to object to the registration of cancer data as a preventive measure.
The objection shall be made in writing by means of a form.