Lung Cancer

The cancer disgrace no one talks about

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

A message for Pharmac from a brave mother of two

Lung cancer patient, Christine Roberts is a very courageous mother of two. Christine talked about her lung cancer journey in November 2019. Her message for Pharmac remains the same. #lungcancermatters #wellbeingmatters #equity https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QwSf4swQXLDNA4M9qVmUHhsuZNv0lsU-/view

Reminded PM about Lung Cancer Injustice

Philip Hope of Lung Foundation NZ, attended Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Treble Court in Gisborne to remind her about the injustice lung cancer patients suffer, the result of irresponsible government policy.   He was the only one attending that did not want a photo. What he did was give her his card and ask for […]

Lung Cancer features in the Leaders Debate

We would like to acknowledge and praise Patrick Gower for highlighting the inequity that exists in health (per lung cancer and cystic fibrosis – just two examples of many) and for pushing the issue to reform Pharmac at the leaders debate. The public are becoming more aware Pharmac is an instrument of government and therefore is […]

We value your views – survey

We would greatly value your views on patient involvement with the assessment and reimbursement of treatments in NZ. Click to begin the survey (please share to encourage others to provide feedback). http://bit.ly/capprePAG Please support the voice of patients, by taking part in this survey which aims to understand what cancer patient advocacy groups know about […]

2020 Election request for New Zealand Politician’s

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and lung cancer is NZ’s biggest cancer killer, claiming more lives every year than, breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. Government and health leaders, pledge to deliver world class cancer care, yet we are falling well short of this goal in New Zealand. As we […]