Thank you for reaching out, and thank you for voicing this concern. I did not know personally the struggles faced by those with lung cancer, and the lack of screening.
You’re right, Ontario should do more for the lung cancer community. If elected, I would be glad to sit with the Right2Survive coalition to discuss what needs to happen.
I am open to supporting the idea of increasing access to lung cancer screening in Ontario. We need to care for individuals, and ensure they can receive the proper treatment they deserve. Lung cancer, along with other conditions, should be de-stigmatized.
I will commit to removing geographic barriers for lung cancer screening, expanding access to screening and funding an awareness program.