Why Treatment Access is Important
In the last few years, CLL treatments have benefited from many advances in science and drug development. The work is continuing and drug therapies are increasingly tailored to patients’ genetic profiles (17p, 11q, 13q etc.) mutational status, and ability to tolerate treatment .
But the number of new drugs and their high cost has put a lot of pressure on public and private drug plans. Not all drugs are available in all provinces or territories. Some drugs are only available through special access programs.
Staying informed about the availability of the latest treatments allows you to have a knowledgeable discussion with your doctor and gives you confidence that you are making the best choices possible.