Longtime NBC newsman Tom Brokaw is living with multiple myeloma, and living well. But the drugs that allow him to live well with cancer are incredibly expensive.
“I’m now on Revlimid full-time,” Brokaw told SurvivorNet during an interview in his Florida home. “The Revlimid thing for me has been … no side effects whatsoever. I think that I’m doing as well as I am in part because of Revlimid. I’ve been very fortunate, of course, in not having a reaction to a lot of the very powerful drugs that I am taking … my bomb is Revlimid on a daily basis.”Read More
He called on the American people to work together to find a way to make great healthcare available to everyone. “How do we deal with this as a culture? Not the politics of it, but as a culture. We have the ability to do it; we have the greatest resources in the world. Let’s figure out how we can make it cost effective, how we can have a true testing program for efficiency and results, and that people will have access to those results.”
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