FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR METASTATIC BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
If you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, we understand just how stressful it can be. Having various resources that can guide you through this difficult period can offer patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer a small peace of mind. Different financial assistance programs in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are available to patients who need better access to Pfizer’s metastatic breast cancer treatment. Successfully enrolled patients can receive medication free-or-charge following completion of a certain number of treatment cycles--unless the patient’s condition worsens or the patient is advised by an oncologist to discontinue treatment. For more information, please visit the corresponding NGO websites:
- St. James’ Settlement for eligible patients from government hospitals: Here
- Pharmaceutical Care Foundation for eligible patients from private hospitals or clinics: Here
FURTHER RESOURCES: Glossary of Metastatic Breast Cancer Terminology
A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, especially if you’re newly diagnosed, can be confusing and quickly become a lot to handle, both physically, mentally and emotionally. We’ve created a glossary that provides common terms and definitions that you may hear after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
Keep in mind that the symptoms of metastatic breast cancer can differ depending on where it is located and the individual person. Metastatic breast cancer has its own unique terminology that may be unfamiliar to most people, especially for those who don’t have a history with cancer.
Our comprehensive glossary of metastatic breast cancer terminology is a great point of reference if you are having trouble understanding the terms used by your oncologist or healthcare provider, so that you can feel better informed and avoid any confusion during any stage of consultations. We aim to help you feel better informed so that you can feel more in control during your treatment journey.
Our glossary of metastatic breast cancer terminology can hopefully help demystify terms and definitions you may hear after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Moreover, don’t be afraid to take the time you need to gather as much information about your diagnosis and treatment process.
This health information is provided for reference only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider.
All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider.