Implant chemotherapy port - Jenco

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on April 3, 2014 View this journey (3 Experiences)

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    azsuper

    Hi Jenco.
    I just had my 1st one replaced on 3-28-14. They are not bad. Go to where your oncologist suggest having it done. More than likely they have work together for some time and it works better for you.
    I do suggest find a good nurse wher you are having chemo iv done. Dont be afard to ask for a different one till get one you like no matter what they say! Why I suggest this the nurse sticks the port with the needle. You want the stick it in the once on the first time not 6 -20 times!

    I also suggest getting Rx form your Dr for emla/ Lidocaine -Prilocaine cream. It is great stuff. You rub some on the skin about 1/4" thick above the med a port about 1 hour before chemo. Put a little plastic wrap over it. It really help to num the area before the getting stuck with the needle. I use it every time before since I learn about it. It really helps.

    almost 6 years ago

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