Cancer prevention and treatment

Read about symptoms of cancer, four of the major cancer diseases and the cancer screening programmes. You can also download our brochures.

The Danish healthcare system

Download and read the brochure about the Danish healthcare system:

The Danish healthcare System

Everyone who has been granted a residence permit and lives in Denmark has free access to the healthcare system. Most examinations and treatments are free of charge.

Residents in Denmark must choose a doctor as their general practitioner (GP). You can contact your GP in case of illness.Your GP will take care of much more than disease, for example vaccination.

Everyone working in the healthcare system is bound by patient confidentiality. This means that they must not discuss your case or illness with others - not even with your spouse, children, or other members of your family.

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.

Screening for cervical cancer

Between the ages of 23 and 64 you will be asked to participate in a screening program to prevent cervical cancer. Read about prevention of cervical cancer:

Screening for cervical cancer

Read information in other languages

Read about cancer prevention and treatment in other languages:

Other languages

Screening for breast cancer (mammography)

Women between the ages of 50 and 69 living in Denmark are offered breast examinations every second year for early detection of breast cancer. Read more:

Screening for breast cancer

Screening for colon cancer

Citizens in the age from 50 to 74 are invited to partake in screening for bowel cancer. Read about prevention of colon cancer:

Screening for colon cancer


Brochures about cancer in English


Download brochure about the 7 signs of cancer

Symptoms of cancer

Download and read about the most serious symptoms of cancer:

The 7 signs of cancer


Download brochure about breast cancer

Breast cancer

Download and read the leaflet about breast cancer and treatment options:

Breast Cancer


Download brochure about prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer

Download and read the leaflet about prostate cancer and treatment options:

Prostate Cancer


Download brochure about colon cancer and rectal cancer

Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer

Download and read the leaflet about colon cancer and rectal cancer and treatment options:

Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer


Download brochure about lung cancer

Lung Cancer

Download and read the leaflet about lung cancer and treatment options:

Lung Cancer


Read more:

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For further information, please contact:

Ann-Britt Kvernrød abk@cancer.dk