Survey: Stigma isolates Canadians with lung disease

Canadians with lung disease report social isolation, self-blame and delayed treatment because of stigma surrounding their disease.

According to a recent survey of 1500 Canadians, created by The Canadian Lung Association, stigma plays a significant part in the physical and mental well-being of Canadians with lung disease. For instance, the survey showed that more than half of the respondents with lung cancer experience social isolation and see their family and friends less often since their diagnosis.

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