May 1, 2019 9:23 am

Nova Scotia premier to meet with Inez Rudderham, cancer patient who posted viral video

WATCH: A Nova Scotia mother who says she waited two years for her cancer diagnosis is calling out the premier for not declaring a health-care crisis in the province.

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A young woman with cancer who posted a Facebook video asking Nova Scotia’s premier to meet with her to discuss her treatment is getting her wish.

David Jackson, a spokesman in the Premier’s Office, confirms Stephen McNeil will meet with Inez Rudderham likely sometime later this month.

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Jackson says the details are still to be worked out because McNeil is on an overseas trade mission and won’t be returning until May 15.

In her video – viewed 2.6 million times on Facebook – Rudderham details how she was without a family doctor and had to repeatedly visit an emergency room before being referred to a specialist.

Rudderham says she went undiagnosed with Stage 3 anal cancer for two years, and she tearfully described herself as the “Face of the health care crisis in Nova Scotia.”

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Last week, McNeil said his government is trying to update an antiquated health system, and added that other jurisdictions face similar issues.

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