Access issues come up often enough in America. Depending on the disease, many times there are agencies or organizations in place to help patients in need overcome these hurdles. Outside of the United States, it is not always easy or even difficult to access treatment for a rare cancer. It can be downright impossible. Factors like cost, patient population, and bureaucratic red tape can lead to restrictions on a patient’s ability to afford or even get a prescription for drugs like Gleevec, Sutent and others.