Spotlight on lung cancer
Every day, ten Swedes die of lung cancer, the type of cancer that takes more lives than any other in Sweden. But now, new treatments are on the way that improve survival at the same time that smoking and other risk factors are decreasing. Soon, screening will probably also be introduced to find tumours early.
On the way to healthier lungs
Lung cancer is the type of cancer that by far kills the largest number of Swedes every year. The main reason for the bad prognosis for the disease is that tumours are often discovered too late.
Why does it take so long to be diagnosed?
Lars E. Eriksson's research is about finding ways to be diagnosed faster with lung cancer. A major problem in Sweden is that the lead times from referral to diagnosis and treatment is far too long.
News about lung cancer
“A shiver through my body”
Kim Stevnsborg is dying from lung cancer. Joining a research study on a new homing treatment changed his situation to the better, at least for a while.
“Should screen for lung cancer”
Susanne Hobohm offered to be tested as a kidney donor for a relative. If she had not made that decision, she would most probably had been dead today.
“Needed more support”
Lillemor Kenne's husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2016. She wonder why she wasn't offered support for relatives when it happened.
From sacred plant to health risk
People have smoked tobacco for centuries without being aware of the consequences. Research has now revealed that smoking causes damage to much more than just the lungs.