Norway’s Health Minister worried about decline in cancer diagnoses: “People might not be going to the doctor”

Bent HøiePhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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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.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norway’s Health Minister worried about decline in cancer diagnoses: “People might not be going to the doctor”"

  1. Christine (Chris) Abrahamson McClelland | 12. February 2021 at 16:05 | Reply

    For Princess Astrid: Gradulaere paa dagen ! fra Christine Marie
    Abrahamson McClelland, Morgantown, West Virginia. Jeg gikk paa Voss Folkehoykule 1968-1969. (Jeg haaper norsken mine er ikke saa daarlig naa at ingen can forstaa og eg er limited med engeslskeskrivemashine [key board] og eg ikke saa bra med typing.

    Hilsen til alle fra Voss ! Especially Familian Bonsaken hvis noen bor paa Voss enda. Herr Doktor Bonesaksen, som var, Kari, Atle, og andre barnet som navnene eg ikke minde.
    For Princess Astrid: Gradulaere med dagen ! Eg gikk paa Voss Folkehogskule 1968-1969, Og Besteforeldrene mine er fodt i Kristiansand S.

    Beste Hilsen til alle. (Eg haaper at spraaken min er ikke saa daarlig at ingen forstaar; og eg har Engeskleke skrivemachine [keyboard]; og eg kan ikke type saa bra i allefall. Ja vel ja.

    Eg er gifte til en som tror at han er skottisk, men familien hans emigrerer til Amerika ikke paa Mayflower, men paa andre skippen. Og Familien mine emigrerer i 1920 aarer. Vi har to sonner, Arthur som er laser professor paa Harvard Universitet i Boston, Massachusetts med to Sonner, Tobi (9 aar) og Simon (6aar)og Donald som er Botany og Environmental Science professor paa Simon’s Rock College paa Great Barrington (vestern) Massachetts og med en son, Robert (6 ma.). Mannen min og meg bli fornoid som beste foreldrene, men barnebarn er saa langt ifra (1000 km og 1200 km). Naa bor vi paa Morgantown, West Virginia, men eg er klart for aa flyte til Massachusetts.

    Beste Hilsen til noe som minde meg !

    Igen beste hilsen til alle,

    ChrisMcclelland1@yahoo.com

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