Committed to helping you find assistance options for Herceptin

There may be options to help you afford your Herceptin, no matter what type of health insurance you have.

Use our Patient Assistance Tool to find out which assistance option might be right for you.

  • Do you have health insurance?

  • Does your health insurance cover your Genentech medicine?

  • Do you have commercial health insurance?

  • Are you already getting financial assistance to help pay for your medicine?

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?

You Might Qualify for a Referral to the Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program

If you have commercial health insurance, Herceptin Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs of your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.*

 

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*Eligibility criteria apply. Not valid for patients using federal or state government programs to pay for their medications and or administration of their Genentech medication. Patient must be taking the Genentech medication for an FDA-approved indication. See full Terms and Conditions at CopayAssistanceNow.com.

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. Genentech has no involvement or influence in independent foundation decision-making or eligibility criteria and does not know if a foundation will be able to help you. We can only refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. Genentech does not endorse or show preference for any particular foundation. The foundations we refer you to may not be 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 meet eligibility criteria.*

 

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*If you have health insurance, you should try to get other types of financial assistance, if available. You also need to meet income requirements. If you do not have insurance, or if your insurance does not cover your Genentech medicine, you must meet a different set of income requirements. Genentech reserves the right to modify or discontinue the program at any time and to verify the accuracy of information submitted.

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The Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program*

The Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program helps people with commercial health insurance. This might be a plan you get through your employer or one you purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace like HealthCare.gov. To qualify, you must also meet other criteria.

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Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundations

If you need help with the co-pay for your Genentech medicine, Herceptin Access Solutions can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation. Independent co-pay assistance foundations help patients with public or commercial health insurance.

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Genentech Patient Foundation

The Genentech Patient Foundation gives free Herceptin to people who don’t have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns.

*This Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program is valid ONLY for patients with commercial insurance who have a valid prescription for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indication of a Genentech medication. Patients using Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state government program to pay for their medications are not eligible.

Under the program, the patient will pay a co-pay. After reaching the maximum program benefit, the patient will be responsible for all remaining out-of-pocket expenses. The amount of the program benefit cannot exceed the patients’ out-of-pocket expenses for the cost associated with Herceptin.

All participants are responsible for reporting the receipt of all program benefits as required by any insurer or by law. No party may seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received through this Program. The program is only valid in the United States and U.S. Territories. This program is void where prohibited by law and shall follow state restrictions in relation to AB-rated generic equivalents (e.g., MA, CA) where applicable. The patient, guardian, prescriber, hospital and any other person using the program agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through the offer of this program. Genentech reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend the program without notice at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please visit here for the full list of Terms and Conditions.

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.

To be eligible for free Herceptin from the Genentech Patient Foundation, insured patients who have coverage for their medicine must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including the Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations) and must meet certain financial criteria. Uninsured patients and insured patients without coverage for their medicine must meet different financial criteria.

Herceptin Access Solutions is a program that helps people who are taking a Genentech medicine. Your health insurance plan and the cost of your medicine might keep you from getting your medicine. We may be able to help.

Learn how we help.

Our Patient Assistance Tool helps you find out which of our patient assistance options may be right for you. Answer a few questions to learn which options you might qualify for.

With some programs, you might have to state your annual household income. You can learn more about each option and its criteria at Genentech-Access.com/Herceptin.

For Herceptin Access Solutions to help you, you must complete and submit the Patient Consent Form. Your doctor must also complete a form called the Prescriber Service Form. Once we have both forms, we can begin working with you and your doctor’s office. You can find the Patient Consent Form at Genentech-Access.com/PatientConsent or your doctor might give it to you.

Each program has its own time period for you to receive assistance. You can call us at (866) 422-2377 for more information to find out how long you will receive assistance.

To learn how we can help:

Herceptin: Indications

Adjuvant Breast Cancer

Herceptin is approved for the treatment of 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 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 Herceptin.
*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 has 2 approved uses in metastatic breast cancer:

  • Herceptin 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 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 Herceptin.

Gastric Cancer

Herceptin is approved, in combination with chemotherapy (cisplatin and either capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil), for the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic cancer of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction (where the esophagus meets the stomach) in patients who have not received prior treatment for their metastatic disease. Patients are selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved test for Herceptin.

Herceptin HYLECTA: 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 beestrogen 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.

Possible Serious Side Effects With HERCEPTIN

Not all people have serious side effects, but side effects with HERCEPTIN 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 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 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.

INFUSION REACTIONS, including:

  • Fever and chills
  • Feeling sick to your stomach (nausea)
  • Throwing up (vomiting)
  • Pain (in some cases at tumor sites)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

These signs usually happen within 24 hours after receiving HERCEPTIN.
Be sure to contact your doctor if you:
Are a woman who could become pregnant, or may be pregnant

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

Have any signs of SEVERE LUNG PROBLEMS, including:

  • Severe shortness of breath
  • 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
  • Scarring of the lungs

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

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 HERCEPTIN 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.

Side Effects Seen Most Often With HERCEPTIN

Some patients receiving HERCEPTIN for breast cancer had the following side effects:

  • Fever
  • Feeling sick to your stomach (nausea)
  • Throwing up (vomiting)
  • Infusion reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Increased cough
  • Headache
  • Feeling tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash
  • Low white and red blood cell count
  • Muscle pain

Some patients receiving HERCEPTIN for metastatic stomach cancer had the following side effects:

  • Low white blood cell counts
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling tired
  • Low red blood cell counts
  • Swelling of the mouth lining
  • Weight loss
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Fever
  • Low platelet counts
  • Swelling of the mucous membranes
  • Swelling of the nose and throat
  • Change in taste

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.

Talk to a healthcare professional for more information about the benefits and risks of HERCEPTIN.

Please see additional select Important Safety Information throughout, and the accompanying full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNINGS.

If you cannot afford your medication, visit genentech-access.com/patient for financial assistance 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.

Talk to a healthcare professional for more information about the benefits and risks of HERCEPTIN HYLECTA.

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

If you cannot afford your medication, visit genentech-access.com/patient for financial assistance information.