Ann-Margret Svensson’s colon cancer was discovered after a collapse – general screening of 1.5 million Swedes will soon be introduced

Ann-Margret Svensson's colon cancer was discovered after a collapse - general screening of 1.5 million Swedes will soon be introduced

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in Sweden. Almost two thousand five hundred people die every year. But the hope is that more cases will be discovered in time now that a voluntary investigation will soon be offered throughout the country. It is about a screening for people aged 60-74 years, to do a simple stool test at home and send it in.

Bowel cancer surgeon Birger Pålsson in Kronoberg is in coordination and is pleased that the process is now underway. Rolf Hultcrantz, professor of medical gastroenterology at Karolinska Institutet, talks about the study and what you can do yourself to reduce the risk of developing colon and rectal cancer. He also talks about what to avoid or what is good to eat to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer.

Source: ICELAND NEWS


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