HALIFAX - A new study is revealing more than a quarter of Nova Scotians don't find out they have lung cancer until it's too late.
Dr. Daria Manos at QEII Health Centre was the lead on this unsettling study, and she told Global News this is not good for anyone involved.
"When a patient presents at an emergency department, it may not be the best place to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer," she said. "There are tons of questions, tons of anxiety, people are presenting in crisis."
In light of this study, Manos is calling for the health authority to bring in an organized early detection program.
Global reports that's been floated before, but finances appear to be stalling the process.
Lung cancer remains one of Canada's deadliest diseases.