Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivor wants expensive wonder drug to be more readily available to patients [Video]

A young Wollongong mother has spoken about her “remarkable” recovery from a breast cancer that had little hope of a cure.

The 33-year-old says a new medication changed her life but it was so expensive she had to find tens of thousands of dollars for her initial treatment.

When Brigitte Phillips was pregnant with her youngest, Emma, she felt a lump in her breast.

A young Wollongong mother has spoken about her “remarkable” recovery from a breast cancer which had little hope of a cure. (9News)

After an ultrasound she was told it was mastitis.

“It was only after one of the antibiotics made me sick and I ended up in hospital and a chance encounter with another doctor, they happened to feel the lump,” Phillips told 9News.

Doctors diagnosed cancer, which had spread.

An emergency caesarean and chemotherapy quickly followed but a month of treatment didn’t work.

Tests revealed the 33-year-old has a genetic mutation which meant she’d benefit from this drug called Lynparza …
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