Kadcyla- saving lives for Metastatic Breast cancer sufferers
Funding needed from Pharmac for HER2+ MBC
DON'T IGNORE STAGE 1V!
Over 600 people die in New Zealand due to Stage 1V, advanced breast cancer. Stage 1V breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other organs such as the liver, brain, lungs and to bones. There is no cure, it is classed as terminal. There is research going on for a cure, but at this stage, a cure is not a reality. But it is a reality that some of us do NOT have time to wait for research. We need life extending drugs NOW.
Kadcyla is a combined treatment of chemotherapy & Herceptin, and is used for HER2- positive breast cancer. It has been proven to extend lives by 2 years, in some cases more.
We need to present this petition to the Health Minister David Clark. Please sign & share this petition so we can get as many voices as possible behind this. Kadcyla is unaffordable for most NZ women at $10,000 p/month. This drug is available and Medsafe registered but is not yet publicly funded in New Zealand, although it was funded in Australia in 2015.
We need to get funding asap!
Thank you so much for supporting New Zealanders in need.