The most common types of cancer
Cancer is a common illness, and approximately 45,000 new cases were diagnosed in Denmark in 2019. The number of new cancer cases over time generally increased. Among the new cases in 2019, the most common cancer type among women was breast cancer. The most common cancer among men were genitourinary and gastrointestinal.
Cancer research grants
In 2018, almost 400 million Danish Kroner in cancer research grants were provided by Kræftens Bekæmpelse (The Danish Cancer Society). Kræftens Bekæmpelse is responsible for cancer research in Denmark and is the largest disease-preventing organization in the country.