We’re aware that some people are currently changing the treatment they are having in order to reduce the amount of times they need to visit hospitals or GP surgeries to receive it in the coming weeks and months.
The way that Prostap is given looks to be different to Zoladex, as it is an injection of liquid rather than a small implant/pellet.
Pain, inflammation and swelling at the site of the injection of Prostap are all very commonly reported. You may find it helpful to take some pain relief such as paracetamol to see if this helps. If the side affects you describe continue, do contact your treatment team or GP for further advice.
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Hi, I was diagnosed with breast cancer about 20 months ago. I had a mastectomy, chemo then radio. Every 4 weeks I was then getting the Zoladex implant into my tummy. Yesterday I was given the Prostap injection in place of Zoladex and this will be every 3 months. I could not sleep with the pain last night in my tummy and bending or walking is painful. The site where the injection went in is sore to touch and swollen. Is it normal for this to happen? Thanks