The number of new cancer diagnoses in Norway fell sharply last year. That is causing concern for Minister of Health Bent Høie (H).
“The decline in the number of people diagnosed with cancer worries me,” Høie told newspaper VG.
On Wednesday, it became known that a total of 2,736 fewer cancer cases were registered from March to September in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to figures from the Cancer Registry.
The decrease was a total of 9%.
For cancers such as breast cancer and lung cancer, the decrease is as much as 26% and 24%, respectively.
“This may be a sign that people had not gone to the doctor or consulted the health service in a situation when they were worried about whether they have cancer or a serious illness,” Høie said.
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