Survey results on attitudes toward lung cancer and screening

In 2023, the GLCC commissioned a multi-national study to understand attitudes towards lung cancer, levels of symptom awareness among the public and views on lung cancer screening.

Key findings for Canada:
• 32.90% said they did not know any symptoms of lung cancer
• 35.69% of people agreed with the statement 'I have less sympathy for people with lung cancer than other types of cancer’; this compares to 42.62% globally
• 81.36% people agreed there should be a national lung cancer screening programme to help people with lung cancer get diagnosed early

Read the full report here.