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You Might Qualify for a Referral to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card

Herceptin Hylecta Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs of your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.*

 

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*In order to be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card, the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit CopayAssistanceNow.com for the full list of terms and conditions.

You Might Qualify for a Referral to an Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundation

If you need help with your co-pay for your Genentech medicine, we can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation.*

 

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*Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. We do not endorse or show financial preference for any particular foundation. The foundations we refer you to are not the only ones that might be able to help you.

You Might Qualify for a Referral to the Genentech Patient Foundation

The Genentech Patient Foundation provides free Genentech medicine to people who don't have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns and to people who meet certain income criteria.*

 

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*If you have health insurance coverage for your medicine, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation. This includes the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover your medicine, you must meet different financial criteria.

Important Safety Information & Indication

What it treats

Adjuvant Breast Cancer

HERCEPTIN HYLECTA (trastuzumab and hyaluronidase-oysk) is approved for the treatment of adults with early-stage breast cancer that is Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2-positive (HER2+) and has spread into the lymph nodes, or is HER2-positive and has not spread into the lymph nodes. If it has not spread into the lymph nodes, the cancer needs to be estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor (ER/PR)-negative or have one high-risk feature.* HERCEPTIN HYLECTA can be used in several different ways:

  • As part of a treatment course including the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and either paclitaxel or docetaxel. This treatment course is known as “AC→TH
  • With the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin. This treatment course is known as “TCH
  • Alone after treatment with multiple other therapies, including an anthracycline (doxorubicin) based therapy (a type of chemotherapy)

Patients are selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved test for trastuzumab.

*High risk is defined as ER/PR-positive with one of the following features: tumor size >2 cm, age <35 years, or tumor grade 2 or 3.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

HERCEPTIN HYLECTA has 2 approved uses in adults with metastatic breast cancer:

  • HERCEPTIN HYLECTA in combination with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel is approved for the first line treatment of Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2-positive (HER2+) metastatic breast cancer
  • HERCEPTIN HYLECTA alone is approved for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer in patients who have received one or more chemotherapy courses for metastatic disease

Patients are selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved test for trastuzumab.

Important Patient Safety Information

Possible Serious Side Effects With HERCEPTIN HYLECTA

Not all people have serious side effects, but side effects with HERCEPTIN HYLECTA therapy are common.

Although some people may have a life-threatening side effect, most do not.

Your doctor will stop treatment if any serious side effects occur.

HERCEPTIN HYLECTA is not for everyone. Be sure to contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following:

HEART PROBLEMS

These include heart problems—such as congestive heart failure or reduced heart function—with or without symptoms. The risk for and seriousness of these heart problems were highest in people who received both HERCEPTIN HYLECTA and a certain type of chemotherapy (anthracycline). In a study of adjuvant (early) breast cancer, one patient died of significantly weakened heart muscle. Your doctor will check for signs of heart problems before, during, and after treatment with HERCEPTIN HYLECTA.

Contact a health care professional immediately for any of the following: new onset or worsening shortness of breath, cough, swelling of the ankles/legs, swelling of the face, palpitations, weight gain of more than 5 pounds in 24 hours, dizziness or loss of consciousness.

SEVERE LUNG PROBLEMS including:

  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Scarring of the lungs
  • Fluid in or around the lungs
  • Weakening of the valve between the heart and the lungs
  • Not enough oxygen in the body
  • Swelling of the lungs

Your doctor may check for signs of severe lung problems when he or she examines you.

These signs usually happen within 24 hours after receiving HERCEPTIN HYLECTA.

BE SURE TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:

ARE A WOMAN WHO COULD BECOME PREGNANT, OR MAY BE PREGNANT

HERCEPTIN HYLECTA may result in the death of an unborn baby or birth defects. Contraception should be used while receiving HERCEPTIN HYLECTA and for 7 months after your last dose of HERCEPTIN HYLECTA. If you are or become pregnant while receiving HERCEPTIN HYLECTA or within 7 months after your last dose of HERCEPTIN HYLECTA, you are encouraged to report HERCEPTIN HYLECTA exposure to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Have LOW WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS

Low white blood cell counts can be life threatening. Low white blood cell counts were seen more often in patients receiving intravenous trastuzumab plus chemotherapy than in patients receiving chemotherapy alone.

Your doctor may check for signs of low white blood cell counts when he or she examines you.

Experience HYPERSENSITIVITY AND ADMINISTRATION-RELATED REACTIONS, which have been reported with HERCEPTIN HYLECTA. Serious and fatal reactions have been reported after treatment with intravenous trastuzumab products. Your doctor will monitor you for signs of these reactions.  Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any symptoms of hypersensitivity and administration-related reactions, including dizziness, nausea, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, swelling under the skin, breathing problems, or chest pain.

SIDE EFFECTS SEEN MOST OFTEN

The most common side effects seen in treatment of adjuvant breast cancer with HERCEPTIN HYLECTA were tiredness, joint pain, diarrhea, injection site reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, rash, muscle pain, nausea, headache, swelling, flushing, fever, cough, and pain in extremity.

The most common side effects seen in treatment of metastatic breast cancer (based on intravenous trastuzumab) are fever, chills, headache, infection, congestive heart failure, insomnia, cough, and rash.

You should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the side effects listed above.

You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech and the FDA. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see the HERCEPTIN HYLECTA full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information, including most serious side effects.