Cancer

Incidence
2019
41 775
Gone up compared to 2009
Mortality
2019
20 337
Gone up compared to 2009
5-Year-Prevalence
on 31 December 2019
117 256
Gone up compared to 31 December 2009

Cancer statistics provide information on the different types of cancer, focusing on the organ and tissue type affected by cancer. The basis is the Austrian National Cancer Registry maintained by Statistics Austria, in which cases diagnosed or treated in hospitals are registered. According to the Cancer Statistics Act 1969 and the Cancer Statistics Ordinance 2019, hospitals are obliged to report every case of cancer and every death from cancer.

Important key figures are the newly diagnosed cancer cases per calendar year (incidence), cancer deaths (mortality), persons living with a cancer diagnosis (prevalence) and the survival probabilities of cancer patients. They are published annually in the run-up to World Cancer Day (February 4) and broken down by demographic and tumour-specific characteristics. They serve as a basis for health policy and as a source of information for research.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Austrian National Cancer Registry (as at 19 January 2022) and Causes of Death Statistics. Compiled on 27 April 2022. - Age-standardized rates (ASR) each per 100 000 persons / men / women, European Standard Population 2013.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Austrian National Cancer Registry (as at 19 January 2022) and Causes of Death Statistics. Number of malignant invasive tumours, incl. multiple tumours. Compiled on 24 March 2022.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Austrian National Cancer Registry (as at 19 January 2022) and Causes of Death Statistics. Number of malignant invasive tumours, incl. multiple tumours. Compiled on 24 March 2022.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Austrian National Cancer Registry (as at 19 January 2022) and Causes of Death Statistics. Number of malignant invasive tumours, incl. multiple tumours. Compiled on 24 March 2022.

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2022-01-27 file Cancer in Austria 2019: 375 749 cancer patients and 41 775 new cases
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