One hundred women.

That's how many members of a breast cancer support group have died while a committee of MPs has been considering petitions calling for Pharmac to fund drugs that could prolong sufferers' lives.

The nationwide support group Sweet Louise recently passed the grim milestone.

"We've got some beautiful photographs of some of our members in our office, and there's now only one left who's surviving," Sweet Louise chief executive Philippa Reed said.


"It really seems to have taken its toll on all those who are fighting so hard, to continue to be losing these wonderfully courageous women."


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