Swedes discover cancer early

Published onsdag 30 januari 2013 kl 17.20
Okulär oral undersökning. Foto: Bertil Ericson / SCANPIX

Swedes have a better chance of surviving cancer than people in other industrialized countries, reports Swedish Radio News.

Researchers say the difference may be cultural, that Swedes are more likely to tell their doctors about new health problems.

The study compared health awareness among people in Sweden, Norway, Britain, and Canada. Those in Britain were the least likely to complain about health problems, apparently concerned about wasting their doctor’s time. Along with Canadians they are also least aware of cancer risks.

This means, the researchers say, that Swedes are diagnosed earlier and have a better chance of surviving cancer.

Print article



Nedanstående kommentarer kommer från användare och är inte en del av det redaktionella innehållet. I och med att du skickar in en kommentar bekräftar du också att du accepterar The following comments have been made by visitors to sverigesradio.se and are not part of the editorial content. Comments may be moderated after they are published. By leaving a comment, you confirm your acceptance of Swedish Radio's rules on commenting.
Du kan kommentera anonymt. Vill du inte uppge din e-post kan du därför skriva in en påhittad t ex ”intejag@example.com”