Family seek to raise money for lung cancer drug

2023-05-29 07:55:04  • 2 mins

By Andy Giddings

BBC News, West Midlands

A family has raised 12,000 to pay for a cancer drug for their mother, which was not available to her on the NHS.

Elaine Lynch, 58, from Dorridge, West Midlands, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 and it has since spread.

She was told a drug called Enhertu was needed to target her mutation, known as HER2, but it is not approved for NHS use for lung cancer patients.

Her family said it was an "injustice" and they will need to find 9,040 every three weeks to pay for it privately.

They have set up an online petition to get Enhertu, which is currently recommended for breast cancer patients, licensed for the use for lung cancer patients. It has already been signed by almost 160,000 people.

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