LFNZ is so very grateful to seasoned reporter, Nikki Macdonald, for preparing and publishing such a comprehensive feature, to highlight the extreme inequity that is lung cancer. We too greatly admire and appreciate the very brave patients and family, who have shared their story (journey) to shine a light on the injustice that exists for […]
#BreatheAir into more funded lung cancer treatments.
Check out http://www.breatheair.co.nz to see how you can support lung cancer patients, by raising awareness of the inequities that exist in NZ; by advocating (writing) to your local MP (and/or the Health Minister), donating to Lung Foundation New Zealand (NZ’s patient advocacy group dedicated to informing and supporting patients and increasing survival for lung cancer). https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/org/lungfoundationnz #lungcancerawarenessmonth […]
NOVEMBER is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Please support our cause, by sharing this post to raise awareness of lung cancer. Help raise awareness about The Symptoms of Lung Cancer by sharing our BREATHE poster – https://lungfoundation.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LFNZ-BREATHE-Symptoms-Poster.pdf If you know someone that has been diagnosed with lung cancer, share our patient introductory letter – https://lungfoundation.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/C005895-Patient-information-A4-1.pdf 1800 people die of lung cancer every year in NZ. […]
Funded treatments limited for lung cancer patients
We acknowledge patient, John Garvey and his wife Emma for sharing their story, following John’s recent lung cancer diagnosis. Access to treatments like Keytruda is access to life. Inequity and financial toxicity are added burdens for hundreds of patients in NZ diagnosed with lung cancer, or premature death. Is that fair? #lungcancermatters #breatheair #equity https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/10/funded-treatments-limited-for-lung-cancer-patients.html?fbclid=IwAR1Dx4xchO1yQku6gD_IPAMi9SgRuG1rXfOyS4TFT7qB3cHyvJblZCyawKY