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The information on this website should be discussed with your healthcare professional and does not replace their advice.

Patient Booklets

If you have been prescribed KEYTRUDA, please download the English or Māori version of our Patient Booklet below:

Early-Stage Cancer Care Patient Resource

This resource aims to support patients and their whānau to understand an early-stage cancer diagnosis

Additional Resources

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor

The following is a list of general questions you may want to ask your doctor about your cancer. Click the button below to download a printable copy.

  1. What kind of cancer do I have?
  2. How serious is my cancer?
  3. What treatments are there for my cancer?
  4. What are the goals of the different types of treatment for my cancer?
  5. How likely am I to achieve these goals?
  6. Help me understand what the risks of each treatment might be?
  7. How will the treatment affect my daily life and my quality of life?
  8. How long will the treatment continue?
  9. How often will I need treatment?
  10. What are the common side effects of my treatment?
  11. Are there long-term side effects I should know about?
  12. Will I need to make any lifestyle changes? For example, with food and exercise.
  13. Is there anything I can do to help with side effects or improve my wellbeing?
  14. Are there any support groups I can contact?
  15. Who will ensure all my doctors and other healthcare providers are kept informed about my treatment?
  16. Is my treatment funded by the government or will I have to pay for it myself?
  17. Are there any other financial considerations or insurance coverage issues I should be aware of?
  18. Are there new treatment approaches or clinical trials that I should know about?

KEYTRUDA Consumer Medicine Information

Additional information about KEYTRUDA can be found by reading the KEYTRUDA Consumer Medicine Information. If you have any questions about KEYTRUDA, or any other parts of your treatment or your cancer, please talk to your oncologist/specialist or nurse.

Patient organisations in New Zealand

If you require support, it may be helpful to reach out to a patient organisation. Here is a list of some of them you may want to contact. Expand for more information.

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NZ-KEY-00886. TAPS DA 2339KN TAPS NP20132. First Issued February 2024.