Haukeland University Hospital

Norway has more than 30,000 new cancer cases per year, and the number is rising. Advances in cancer care have led to more patients being cured or living longer with their disease. Still, the country has close to 11,000 cancer deaths per year.

With the country’s first national cancer plan in 1997, Norway had its first national strategy for palliative care. During the last 15 years, specialist palliative care teams and/or units have been established in all hospital trusts across the country. This ebook outlines further the work/research being done to create excellence in this area…


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