Blood Cancer

Know your options

A diagnosis of blood cancer may be life changing for you, your family and friends.

Getting the facts about your diagnosis and available treatments will help you make the best decision based on your situation. It is important to tell your doctor and nurse how you prefer to receive information and how much you want to know. 

Don’t be afraid to voice your questions and concerns as this will help you and your health care team form a partnership in your care. 

For further information you can also visit  Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand website.

Roche has a medicine called Gazyva, available for the treatment of certain types of blood cancers. In some situations this is funded by Pharmac and in others it is unfunded, which means you will have to pay for it. Click on the link below for more information.

Gazyva® (obinutuzumab)

Gazyva is a monoclonal antibody therapy, used for the treatment of indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (iNHL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).