Incidence describes the number of new cases that occur within a defined population group in a certain period of time. It is stated as the absolute number of new cases per year or as the rate per 100,000 residents per year. The incidence rate indicates the risk of cancer.
The incidence statistics for 35 cancer locations or cancer groups since 1980 for all of Switzerland, German-speaking Switzerland and Latin Switzerland by age group and sex are published on the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the National Agency for Cancer Registration (NACR) website.
Upon request, the NACR also provides further evaluations of incidence with other or more detailed parameters (e.g. other cancer locations, age groups).