Cancer incidence, Overview

In 2017, 41 389 people were newly diagnosed with malignant neoplasms in Austria: 22 442 men and 18 947 women. About a quarter of all deaths in 2016 were caused by cancer: 10 708 men and 9 352 women died from cancer. The absolute number of new cancer cases increased between 2007-2017 with 6% in men and with 2% in women. However, the risk of developing cancer as well as the risk of dying from cancer is declining over time.

The long-term incidence trend showed a slightly increased risk of cancer for men until the year 2000 taking into account the change in age structure. The age-adjusted incidence rate of 2017 (576 new cases per 100,000 men) is clearly below those of 2000 (721 per 100 000 men). For women a more stable trend was observed. Their age-standardised incidence rate slightly decreased from 435 per 100 000 women in 2007 to 398 in 2017. Based on age-standardised rates, the risk of being diagnosed with cancer was 1.4 times higher for men than for women in 2017. The most common cancer types diagnosed in 2017 were lung (4 676 cases), colorectal (4 284 cases), female breast (5 417 cases) and prostate cancer (5 697 cases).

Since 1994, the most common type of cancer for men has been prostate cancer with 147.4 cases per 100 000 (5 697 cases) in 2017. Previously, lung cancer was the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men; the year at which lung cancer was surpassed by prostate cancer varies greatly between provinces. In 2017, 2 739 men were diagnosed with lung cancer (70.3 per 100 000) and 2 482 men with colorectal cancer (64.8 per 100 000). The increased incidence of prostate cancer can be largely attributed to the increased number of preventive medical check-ups and early detection (‘screening effect’). The most common cancer site in women continues to be the breast with 113.3 cases per 100 000 in 2017. Over the past ten years, the age-standardised incidence rate of breast cancer has remained stable. The second malignancy in women is lung cancer followed by colorectal cancer with 2 009 and 1 924 cases in 2017, respectively.

Cancer Incidence (age-standardized rates per year) by tumor site, sex, Austria since 2002

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