Swedes discover cancer early

Published onsdag 30 januari 2013 kl 17.20

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.