Cancer Patient Pathways (SVF)

Cancer Patient Pathways describe which investigations and first treatments should be done within a certain cancer diagnosis, as well as what time limits should be sought from reasonable suspicion until the start of first treatment.

Cancer Patient Pathways (SVF, Standardiserade Vårdförlopp) is a national way of working that will reduce unnecessary waiting and uncertainty for the patient.

All SVFs start with a reasonable suspicion of cancer. What is reasonable  suspicion, how it should be investigated and how long this may take, is stated in the National Clinical Cancer Care Guidelines (NVP, Nationella Vårdprogram) for each cancer diagnosis. The time from well-founded suspicion to the start of treatment is measured the same throughout the country.

The goal is equal cancer care throughout Sweden.

Cancer Patient Pathways (swedish only)