My cancer friend in Japan, Dr. M, told me that T-DM1 was approved in an e-mail.
I opened the Google News and there it was: I saw the article telling that the FDA finally approved T-DM1 giving it the name Kadcyla on Friday the 22nd, a week earlier than I expected.
According to the article, this new drug called a super Herceptin will cost about $9,800 per month; that will be almost twice as the cost of Herceptin.
If the drug is super good, the price is also super expensive! Yet , as currently my deductable is zero for Herceptin with Kaiser insurance, I am hoping it will be the same zero deductable even for Kadcyla (T-DM1) as well.
My next CT scan is scheduled on the 27th in this month. Of course, I want a good result, but even if not, now I can have Kadcyla!
This is indeed great news and I am grateful for all the people who had signed the petition for T-DM1 to help me get it.
Thank you sooooo much and GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!! 🙂