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More Swedish people suffer from Cancer and the amount is increasing
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
The number of Swedes affected with the cancer illness is on the
increases and it looks like the rate of increase is accelerating, thus
striking fear in many people asking the question "Why?"
The Swedish Cancer Foundation in a newly published reports observes and
explains that one reason for this has to do with rapid demographic
change in the country. The Swedish population is aging faster, but even
taking this into account, it is still worrying as to why more and more
are being hit by cancers, reports radio Sweden which leads in reporting
on the issue.
Among the cancers, which have seen a large increase in incidences, are
skin cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon
Cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine, however, is
decreasing. One reason for this is thought to be altered dietary
habits. Today, people are eating more fresh fruit and vegetables than
The increase in cancers for women in particular, and the cause is
believed to be the huge increase in malignant melanoma and other skin
cancers. Among women, these cancers have increased by 20 percent
between 2010 and 2011.
Despite the fact that more people survive cancer in Sweden, it remains
the leading cause of death in persons younger than 80 years. The cancer
that takes most lives is lung cancer. More than 3600 people died of
lung cancer in 2011.
The biggest risk factor of dying from cancer is smoking, followed by
obesity and overweight, according to some studies. Other studies see
alcohol as another big risk.
by Scancomark.com Team