Notifiable types of cancer
The types of cancer that need to be reported are listed in Annex 1 of the Cancer Registration Ordinance (CRO). A distinction is made between adult patients on the one hand and children and adolescents on the other. Only data on confirmed diagnoses need to be reported (this does not include suspected diagnoses).
The following types of cancer must be reported in children and adolescents under 20 years of age.
|ICD-10 Codes||Notifiable cancers|
|D00-D09||Carcinoma in situ|
|D32, D33, D35, D35.2||Benign neoplasms of the meninges, brain and other parts of the central nervous system and other unspecified endocrine glands and benign neoplasm of the thyroid gland|
|D37-D48||Neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour|
|D61||Unspecified aplastic anaemia|
|D76 (ausser D76.2, D76.3)||Other unspecified diseases involving lymphoreticular tissue and the reticulohistiocytic system|
The Cancer Registration Act distinguishes between basic data and supplementary data. The basic data are the same for all cancer patients. Supplementary data must always be reported in addition for children and adolescents under 20 years of age with cancer. This is independent of the type of cancer.
In addition to the personal data required to classify the information correctly (including the AHVN13 number), the date on which the patient was informed and the dates of diagnosis and initial treatment must be reported for all patients. The data recorded during diagnosis and therapy must be reported. Data that are not necessary for diagnosis and therapy should NOT be recorded additionally by the reporting person.
The full data structure according to the Cancer Registration Act for people with cancer in Switzerland can be downloaded here.