Description of statistics

 Finnish Cancer Registry

 Description of statistics
 
The statistics of the Finnish Cancer Registry contain data on persons residing in Finland who have developed cancer. The data are expressed by year and as a time series. The statistics present data beginning from the year 1953.
 
Health care authorities and institutions and members of the health care personnel are obliged to provide the National Institute for Health and Welfare - regardless of any duty of confidentiality - with any cancer data laid down by the decree, from documents and registers in their possession. Data concerning the municipality of residence of cancer patients as well as data concerning their emigration and immigration are received from the Population Registration Centre and data on death are received from the Statistics Finland, based on special agreements.
 
The statistics are published once a year.