Danish patients have a greater chance to survive cancer

Treatment of breast-, colon - and lung cancer has improved in Denmark and is moved forward in the EU. people with cancer have got better chances to survive.

Danish patients have a greater chance to survive cancer

Treatment of breast-, colon - and lung cancer has improved in Denmark and is moved forward in the EU.

people with cancer have got better chances to survive.

So is femårsoverlevelsen in Denmark is now above EU average in several major cancers.

It writes the Berlingske tidende, on the basis of a new report from the European Commission.

Danish patients have, thus, more likely to be alive five years after they received a cancer diagnosis, when it comes to breast-, colon - and lung cancer - compared with the average for EU countries.

Earlier limped Denmark otherwise, when it came to the kræftoverlevelse.

with regard to prostate cancer, Denmark is slightly below the EU average, with a femårsoverlevelse at 86 percent against 87 percent in the european UNION.

Exactly what year, the report compares, is not apparent from the Telegraph.

the rise follows, after the area of cancer over a number of years has been strengthened with a larger billions.

Since the turn of the millennium has established four kræfthandlingsplaner. This has led to an upgrading of the capacity for examination and treatment in addition to screening programmes for breast and bowel cancer.

Just Danish women's high participation in screening for breast cancer is highlighted in the report from the EUROPEAN Commission. It contributes to a high survival rate.

But at the same time, it should be noted, that relatively more die of cancer in Denmark than in most other EU countries. It is not due to the quality of care - but more are being affected by the disease.

It is particularly lung cancer and cancer of the fat or the rectum, which more often hits the danes than for other EU-citizens.

death rates from cancer has fallen from approximately 190 deaths per 100,000 danes in the mid-1980s to about 125 today, writes Berlingske.

Thus are the death rates from cancer higher in Denmark than in the other nordic countries - although we have come close to our nordic neighbors in recent years.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 00:00

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS