The first symptoms of lung cancer are often diffuse. Headache, fatigue, cough. A long time can go before the symptoms are linked to cancer, which makes the disease more difficult to treat.
To reach the vision zero, we need to find solutions that pick up on the symptoms faster. Everything from new screening methods to developed AI registers.
It is also important to get the population to understand for themselves which symptoms are important to seek care for. The individual gets more responsibility. This means that we need to spread knowledge and have a system to identify them in primary care.
Vision Zero Cancer contributes to actions with goals to detect and diagnose cancer early
Dec 15, 2020: How lung cancer can be detected and diagnosed earlier in Sweden
The earlier that lung cancer is detected, the greater are the chances of survival. A national screening programme has been brought to attention, but much needs to be resolved before we are there. Around 70 participants met digitally during a workshop on early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer hosted by Vision Zero cancer.
Oct 6, 2020: Lung cancer screening – what are the success factors in the UK?
Cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer are examples of cancers that are often detected early through screening. It saves hundreds of lives every year. Can screening work for lung cancer? The UK has tested. To learn from their projects, results and thoughts, we met in a digital conversation.
Structured pathological reporting in cancer diagnostics
To improve the quality and possibility of analysis, standardized templates for reporting in cancer diagnostics should be developed. Vision Zero Cancer functions as a catalyst for the action, by bringing actors together for targeted collaboration and co-financing cost of personnel for preparatory work. The action focuses on pathology for lung cancer.