medicine

Sweden Doing Well in Reducing Cancer Mortality

A new medical study conducted by French researchers shows that the mortality rate for breast cancer patients in Sweden has dropped by 16 percent over the last two decades. The study compares this figure to the average mortality rate reduction in 30 European countries, which is 20 percent. According to the findings, Iceland is the forerunner with a mortality reduction of 45 percent, followed by slightly lower figures for the United Kingdom. So the 16-percent drop in Sweden seems rather modest in comparison, but Per Hall, oncology professor at Stockholm's medical university, the Karolinska Institute, offers a plausible explanation.

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