Immunotherapy Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) Metastatic Triple Negative Experience
I just wanted to share my experiences with accessing the immunotherapy drug Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) that is currently not on the PBS (but hopefully will be soon!). In 2017 I was treated for TNBC stage 3 breast and lymph nodes, had 3 amazing years of good health, family and travel, then in March 2020 found an enlarged…
My surgeon has recommended (diep) this for me. I’m not sure about this and the out of pocket price is staggering! Between $10,00 and $20,000 that’s even with top hospital coverage !! Does anyone know if this type of reconstruction is done as a public patient? If so and where in Sydney. Thanks in advance.
Single or double mastectomy
Since being diagnosed with Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer in March I have been pretty clear that I want “a double mastectomy, no reconstruction and fab tattoos”. My breast surgeon is actually the guy who first broke the news to me when I ended up in hospital thinking I had an infection and I have seen him twice since.…
My first post and so confused...
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Makes me see red
I read, today, an intersting article on the ABC website about some of the issues faced by rural and regional people who have breast cancer or are at high risk of developing it. I'm not as remote as the woman who was featured, but even here there are struggles. One of the biggest issues is affordable specialist care. There…
A bit of a long shot, but thought I would ask. I finished my last herceptin a month ago. My oncologist just called today offering a new drug made avaiable in tablet form. This is to be taken for 12 months. Suppose to improve chance of recurrence over the next 5 years by 5% in most cases. He said could even be more for me…