PRRT at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (aka Holland), 2013

Dec2013

You and your oncologist have determined that PRRT (Lutetium 177) treatments are the best option for your neuroendocrine cancer at this time, at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. Your doctor has provided the nuclear physicians at Erasmus with your pertinent medical records, scans, and test results and you’ve been approved for treatments. You’ll provide two 24 hour urine specimens, and be tested for MRSA, and you’ll receive a tentative date for the first treatment (of four). You’ll receive a confirmation email from one of the doctors at Erasmus once all test results have been reviewed, and are determined to be within treatment parameters.

When the Erasmus physicians confirm your first treatment they will send you several sheets of information, including a list of lodging options , the schedule for your treatment, recommendations for what to bring, and a description of your stay at Erasmus. They will also send you the cost of treatment and payment options, as well as the location and times you are to report at.

I’ve written this guide to provide you with information from my own experience as a PRRT patient at Erasmus. I found going to Europe (my first time) and preparing for this treatment a very daunting prospect, and I hope these tips will be helpful to you.