The cancer statistics contain data on cancer incidence, mortality, prevalence and survival rates arranged according to year of diagnosis, patient age and sex. These data are presented beginning from the year 1953. The data are presented on a nation-wide basis and by regions and hospital districts. The statistics are published annually, with a delay of approximately two years. The statistics are published on the website of the Finnish Cancer Registry and also in printed format in statistical publications.

Cancer statistics can also be found from many other cancer-related websites.

NORDCAN (Nordic countries): NORDCAN/FI/frame.asp

European Cancer Observatory (Europe):

GLOBOCAN (worldwide):

SEER (The United States):


If the cancer statistics that are freely available don´t apply, it is possible to produce special tables. Tailored data requests are chargeable. They are asked for using the Data Request form provided here >>. (NB: Please fill in the form using Internet Explorer as your browser.)

2008-2009; Theme: morphology specific data
2006-2007; Theme: predictions
2004-2005; Theme: maps