Lung Foundation’s Advocacy Priorities
OVER 1800 KIWIS DIE FROM LUNG CANCER EVERY YEAR. LUNG CANCER IS NEW ZEALAND’S DEADLIEST CANCER.
Treatment of lung cancer needs to be a government priority. We need more common sense in funding; prevention, early detection and the provision of more effective treatments for lung cancer.
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Lung Foundation New Zealand works with healthcare professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, PHARMAC, the Ministry of Health and policy makers to advocate for the needs of patients.
What lung cancer patients want…
– Access to treatments that are readily available in other countries
– Greater transparency with respect to funding decision processes for treatment
– Not be stigmatised, because they might have smoked in the past, or have never smoked, but now have lung cancer
Small changes to the way New Zealand, detects, manages and funds the treatment of lung cancer (and other life limiting lung disease), will save many hundreds of lives every year, enabling patients to enjoy a better quality of life with their family’s.