Welcome to our website with information in English. Read about symptoms of cancer, four of the major cancer diseases and the cancer screening programmes. You can also download our brochures.

Symptoms of cancer

In general, early detection gives a better chance of cure. Some of the most common symptoms of cancer are:

  • A lump
  • An ulcer, which does not heal
  • Blood in the stool or urine
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Moles that grow or changes appearance
  • Coughing or hoarseness for an extended period of time

These symptoms can often be signs of other diseases than cancer. But if you notice anything unusual about your body, or any of the mentioned symptoms, it is important to see your doctor and be examined.

Download the brochure “Symptoms of cancer”

Prevention of cancer

Preventative examinations are also called screening. In screening programs a part of the population or the whole population is examined for signs of a particular disease.

Read about:

Screening for cervical cancer
Screening for breast cancer
Screening for colon cancer

Brochures about cancer

In our brochures you can, among other things, read about the treatment and where to get help and information.



Brochure about breast cancer (pdf)
Brochure about prostate cancer (pdf)
Brochure about colon cancer (pdf)
Brochure about lung cancer (pdf)

The Danish healthcare system

The Danish public healthcare system, in general, offers free examination if you become ill or if you need a preventative examination. Most treatments are free or subsidised. Every citizen in Denmark is assigned to a General Practitioner, who can be contacted in the case of illness.

Read about the Danish healthcare system and the free screening programs for breastcancer and cervical cancer.

Download the brochure “The Danish Health Care System”


About the Danish Cancer Society

The Danish Cancer Society is the largest disease-fighting organisation in Denmark. The organisation has about 430,000 members and works in three different fields:

  • Prevention of cancer
  • Advicing and supporting cancer patients and their relatives
  • Cancer research

The Danish Cancer Society has an annual countrywide campaign, collecting money to continue our work. In addition, we also collect money from lotteries, membership fees and donations.