Hey can you tell us how much 3 mos. shot-worth of Zoladex is in your country in USA dollars??? I presume it is less than we spend here which is common place, I heard in Spain it was hugely different in price from a friend on a forum. (edit)-Thanks I found you mentioned these costs on another thread that I started....very interesting to know such.
Can you choose different docs under your health care, and is there any reknown oncologist type docs in your area?? Just curious.
Zoladex 10.8 mg (3 months) is €600, about
US$819, delivered at home.
Zometa (4 weekly) is €320, about
US$437, and delivery at home is also included.
We have a required basic health insurance, which is about
€85-90 (US$116-123) per month, depending on the insurance company (there are about
45 to choose from).
You can optionally take additional insurances.
For the basic insurance you can not be turned away.
You have a free choice of docs. Our small town local hospital has only 3 urologists and 2 oncologists.
You always have the right to ask for a second opinion elsewhere.
There is, at 15 miles distance, the Erasmus Medical Center (in Rotterdam), which has 9 urologists.
The oncological institute, Erasmus MC - Daniel de Hoed, has 16 oncologists, and 8 in training (it is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam).
March'06: PSA 3.6
Diagnosed at age 63 Sep'09: PSA 575, GS 7 (4+3)
3 positive cores in 6
Bone scan: as a fully lit christmas tree
With Zoladex+150mg Casodex PSA <0.1
Additionally 4-weekly Zometa (zoledronin acid)
Post Edited (Arno) : 4/16/2010 9:14:45 AM (GMT-6)