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testosterone injections and cancer surveilance needed in hk

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    Question testosterone injections and cancer surveilance needed in hk

    Hi all
    I had a testicle removed in the summer and as a result have monthly testosterone injections (nebido) and regular blood tests to make sure its not coming back in any form in the uk they call this surveilence. Can any one advise where or who could do this and how I find out the cost. We are coming over in March.

    thanks marky16


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    Maybe you can try alpha lipoic acid 150mg once or twice per week ( in the morning ) to maintain testosterone level while inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells.

    it’s a natural supplement with powerful antioxidant property.

    Good luck & good health : )


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    HK sanitarium has the best cancer dept in the private sector.

    Also worth getting a referral from a specialist here in HK into the govt system.. No clue what levels of surveillance and medications they offer, but the guys at Queen Mary are usually the ones that have the best experience.

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    I would also search the HK drug database to see if your meds are available here. Perhaps consult with your specialist to see what might be suitable replacements if your current prescriptions are not available here.

    https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/eps/do..._database.html


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    Unless you go through the public hospital system, most likely you wont have insurance coverage as its considered a pre existing condition. The cost for private treatment can be expensive. Consider asking your employer to cover those costs.


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    Nebido solution for injection 1000MG/4ML is available on prescription here. Three-prong approach: get what medication and most importantly your epicrisis and all other documentation you can from your doctor in UK. On arrival and once you have your HK ID card (qualifies you for the subsidized public healthcare), get seen by a private specialist for example in HK Sanatorium to evaluate your situation and get a referral to the public hospital system. If needed, the private specialist can follow up your case while you wait for the public hospital appointment, but I would think your case should be classified at least semi-urgent so hopefully you will not be facing a year/s long wait...

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    Nebido solution for injection 1000MG/4ML is available on prescription here.
    Worth keeping in mind that the HAHA (Hospital Authority) does not offer all drugs. In the case of a relative of ours, some drugs had to be sourced by them privately from the pharma (there is a protocol for this apparently.. Or not sure if it was down through fanda - a no questions asked local drugstore of sorts) and was administered in the HA system.