Large increase of cervical cancer in Sweden


For the first time in decades, cervical cancer is markedly increasing in Sweden. During the last two-year period, about 20 percent more cases were discovered than before and in seven county councils, the rate of incidence has increased significantly over the past ten years. But what causes the increase has yet to be discovered.

New research shows that there are clear socio-economic and regional differences in how women choose to participate in the national screening program. Representatives of cervical screening in Sweden are worried about the future. The county council must be better at following the evidence-based methods that are available to encourage women to participate.

Read more about the increase of cervical cancer here where you also can download the full report.