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Causes of increasing cancer prevalence in Sweden

Authors
Journal
The Lancet
0140-6736
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
354
Issue
9184
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(99)03095-0
Keywords
  • Primary Research
  • Research Letters

Abstract

Summary The prevalence of cancer in Sweden has increased greatly during the past 30 years. 40–47% of the observed increase can be explained by population dynamics, and 30% by better survival. Hence, only 23–29% is attributable to risk increase.

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