Advice please if possible. I am a retired British ex Pat living in Hungary and on their NHS. I was diagnosed in Sept 2010 Gleason 6 Grade III and have had all the usual MRI/CT, Bone Scans, PSA, Radiotherapy and from the start a 3 monthly injection of Diphereline (triptorelin) S.R 11.25mg. Still have the prostate as it had spread outside.
I shall be due such an injection in the middle of February 2017 when I shall be back in the UK for the whole of that month. I have approached, initially, a GP practice in Somerset and they have said they can only give me a 3mg injection which is normally administered every 28 days. This would be of no use to me as:
1. I would go back to Hungary and have problems getting the 3mg as they do not normally use this measure.
2. After 6 years I am very reluctant to vary my treatment as it could have negative consequences.
Does any one know if the 11.25mg is available and how would one go about getting it.
In Hungary all ongoing treatment is carried out in hospital by the Urology Consultants, even injections. Obviously the UK is different so presumably I would have to do a temporary registration with a GP so if any one knows of one who can give this injection I would be prepared to travel.