Each year are diagnosed 10.000 cases of prostate cancer and 2,500 women die annually as a result of this disease. This makes the prostate to the country's most common cancer. Therefore, it is incomprehensible that it doesn't offer regular screeningar of prostate cancer with the PSA test for men.
Together with the breast cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in Sweden. In order to detect early forms of breast cancer offered to all women aged 40-74 years with regular checks.
of cancer can prevent cancer developing and spreading. Unlike breast cancer there is today some regular checks for the detection of prostate cancer in men but control is made only at the suspicion of cancer.
it has Long been considered that the disadvantages of a general program for the investigation of prostate cancer have been greater than the benefits. It is due to PSA testing leads to överdiagnostik and to many men, who do not have a serious prostate cancer, treated unnecessarily.
Prostate cancer is de facto the most common form of cancer that causes most deaths among men in Sweden. Therefore it should be a matter of course that the healthcare sector offers regular screeningar of prostate cancer with the PSA test to all men over 50 years.