The most common cancer among women
Between 15 and 20 Swedish women receive the diagnosis of breast cancer every day, making this the most common cancer among women. Our research theme about breast cancer describes how scientists are working to reduce the mortality rates for this disease.
Scientists are convinced that the most efficient way to save lives is to outsmart the disease and work towards prevention by, for example, identifying women who run the greatest risk of being affected.
However, increased knowledge about the risk run by an individual raises complex questions about preventative treatment. Read about this and how treatment can be tailored for an individual, where the doctors try to find out exactly which treatment is best suited for the women they meet.