Behandling mot prostatacancer. Foto: East Valley Tribune, Paul O'Neill /TT.
The five most common types are covered. Photo: East Valley Tribune, Paul O'Neill /TT.

Rewards for faster cancer treatment

The government is offering a SEK 500 million fund to pay rewards to counties that succeed in cutting waiting times for cancer treatment.

This is a finalisation of plans announced by the new government after it was elected last September. The aim is to reduce regional inequalities in speed of cancer treatment.

The plan gives health care incentives for quickly treating leukaemia, brain and throat cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer and urinary cancer.

This covers 15,000 of the 60,000 cases of cancer diagnosed every year.

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