Most important statistics 2018
New cancer cases
The number of new diagnosed cancer cases by type of cancer. Numbers are in column “Diagnosed cancer cases”.
The most common new cancer cases can be viewed by arranging the data in descending order by clicking the arrow near the “Diagnosed cancer cases” heading.
The number of deaths caused by cancer by type of cancer. Numbers are in column “Cancer deaths”.
The most common types of cancer that cause death can be viewed by arranging the data in descending order by clicking the arrow near the “Cancer deaths” heading.
Cancer patients alive
The number of people alive at end of the year with previously diagnosed cancer.
The number of cancer cases by type of cancer can be fitted into one row by selecting “Wide table”.
The numbers are categorized according to to time intervals since cancer diagnosis. For example the 5-year survival includes only patients whose cancer has been diagnosed at most five years before particular time point (e.g. Dec 31th 2010 at the earliest when examining time point at Dec 31th 2015).
Survival of cancer patients
Relative survival of patients followed-up in 2014-2016 still alive after five years since the cancer diagnosis.
The relative survival rates by type of cancer can be viewed in one row by selecting “Wide table”.
Relative survival describes the proportion of cancer patients alive after a certain period of time compared to the expected survival proportion based on mortality in the general population of the same age.