Quality and Efficiency in Swedish cancer care
Swedish cancer care does well in international comparisons with good outcomes like lower mortality and longer survival. Initiatives for a more equitable and accessible high-quality cancer care in Sweden include the introduction of a national system of standardized care pathways, without unnecessary lead times and a good interaction between patient and care provider, based on reliable information and open and trusting communication. Sweden is a pioneer in cancer control and has excellent prerequisites for implementing precision health and medicine. The Swedish government has since 2009 a strategy for cancer.
Together we can defeat cancer
Sweden has a well-established tradition of close collaboration between universities, healthcare providers and the life science industry, and this has been a path to success for new advances in cancer care and treatment. Swedish companies contribute to medical breakthroughs in e.g. more precise pharmaceutical and radiation treatments; advanced, often digital, diagnostic technologies and innovative monitoring and follow-up methods.
people fell ill with cancer in 2019 in Sweden. There are significantly more people who fall ill than die of cancer.
Is the total # cancer deaths in Sweden.
is the most common type of cancer among women in Sweden.
is the most common cancer among men in Sweden.
was the largest cause of cancer deaths among women, with 1,879 deaths and 1,677 deaths among men in 2019.
of women are estimated to live 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer and 73,5% of men in Sweden.