We endeavour to ensure that as few people as possible get cancer

Our work is therefore directed towards:

  • supporting health centres and school health facilities in their challenge against obesity, inactivity, and tobacco use amongst children and adolescents.
  • banning smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco (snuff) in all secondary schools for both students and staff.
  • enforcing one hour daily of physical activity in schools, and supplying free fruit and vegetables to all primary school students. 
  • offering the HPV vaccine free of cost to all girls under 26, and consider offering all boys free vaccine. 
  • introducing a licensing system controlled by the municipality for the sale of tobacco products in order to prevent sales to minors, and enforcing the introduction of a minimum age limit of 20 for tobacco purchase. 
  • increasing taxes on tobacco, chocolate and confectionery.
  • implementing neutral packaging of tobacco products in Norway.
  • removing VAT on fruits, vegetables and keyhole-labelled goods.
  • introducing tax exemption and exemption of employers’ tax on the purchase of equipment and expenses for physical activity that the employer pays for.
  • promoting increased physical activity amongst persons over 65 (cf. WHO European Action Plan).
  • increasing allowances on work-related travel undertaken by cycling or walking from the present rate of NOK1.50 per/km to the same level as when travel is undertaken by car.
  • ensuring that local authorities maintain outdoor playground areas safe from the sun for kindergartens and schools in order to reduce the number of cases of skin cancer.
  • ensuring that tobacco prevention measures and projects be included in the Norwegian development aid policy by allocating funds to developing countries for this purpose.
  • facilitating the transfer of knowledge from Norway to developing countries to allow the implementation of tobacco control measures according to the International Tobacco Convention.

We endeavour to ensure that as many people as possible survive cancer

Our work is therefore directed towards:

  • enforcing the Government's goal that 80 per cent of all cancer patients should start hospital treatment within 20 days from referral, making this a legal right.
  • establishing diagnostic centres across the country to ensure prompt and proper diagnosis.
  • allocating adequate funds to national quality cancer registers.
  • working to develop better quality indicators available at the hospital level on the website “frittsykehusvalg.no”.
  • creating more jobs in health institutions to make it possible to combine clinical practice and research.
  • earmarking and increasing funding for clinical trials in hospitals.
  • facilitating research funded by the pharmaceutical industry in the regional health authorities.
  • introducing new drugs and new technology without undue delay.
  • introducing a pilot project for mammography screening for women over the age of 45.
  • introducing studies and pilot projects to determine screening of other types of cancers.
  • updating the use of communication technology in healthcare (e-health), and ensuring a long-term and comprehensive strategy for biomedicine as an industry in Norway.
  • bettering incentives to increase donor aid from individuals and NGOs towards research.

We endeavour to ensure the best possible quality of life for cancer patients and their families

Our work is therefore directed towards:

  • strengthening the rights of patients and relatives.
  • naming a contact person in the hospital if there is danger of suspected cancer.
  • ensuring that all local municipalities have “cancer  coordinators”.
  • ensuring information to cancer patients about rehabilitation, and if necessary having personalized rehabilitation care.
  • ensuring that follow-up centres called “frisklivssentraler” are a main part of the rehabilitation services in all municipalities.
  • extending the scheme “Raskere tilbake til jobb”, which encourages those on sick leave to return to work quickly, so that it includes others in addition to those receiving sick leave benefits.
  • strengthening opportunities for rehabilitation at work. 
  • ensuring wage subsidies for an indefinite time period for cancer patients.
  • covering costs for all dental disorders by the National Insurance.
  • offering breast reconstruction surgery without unnecessary delay.
  • strengthening research on the side- and after-effects of cancer
  • improving and extending palliative care services.