Swedish lung cancer statistics revealed:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The number of women treated in Sweden for lung cancer rose by 7% between 1999 and 2000. During the same period, however, the number of men treated for the disease fell by 4%. Statistics released by the national board of health and welfare (SOS) also show that the number lung cancer sufferers vary greatly from county to county. Douglas Skalin, head of the lung cancer investigation department at the association of county councils (Landstingsforbundet), said that uniform treatment was difficult to provide because it had to be tailored to suit the individual's need.
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