Experiences with Chemotherapy Port (Chemo Port, Mediport, Cancer Port, Power Port)

Thousands of WhatNexters have shared their firsthand experiences with chemotherapy ports. We encourage you to browse through their experiences below, share your own experiences or ask a question.

Don't fight cancer alone. Register today and learn from over 30,000 people who understand what it is like to live with cancer.

A chemotherapy port, sometimes referred to as a mediport, cancer port, or portacath, is a vascular access device that is implanted under the skin so that people with cancer can be given chemotherapy. Having a chemotherapy port implanted is a very common procedure for those receiving chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment.

    • Kjamccune
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    8 days ago
    Kjamccune's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a reaction to the adhesive and antibacterial soap. It's been 5 days and the hot, angry, red skin is finally starting to retur...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • susan1760
    • Experience with Transitional Cell (U...
    22 days ago
    susan1760's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a port-a cath plced in 2013 when I was first diagnosed with ureathral and vulvar cancer (stage 4). The surgery was "easy" and ...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
    • Katwmn63
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    26 days ago
    Katwmn63's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Why my left? my seat belt goes right across my port and genuinely irritates it. I know this is petty, but I also now have to change...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    2 Comments
    • Hatman
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    about 1 month ago
    Hatman's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This insert went MUCH easier than last time. No clotting, no pain.

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  1. 2 months ago
    pancreatic2017's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    just had installed today so not sure on efgects or daily life impacts but went well and feel good

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
    • Ashera
    • Experience with Poorly Differentiated C...
    2 months ago
    Ashera's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    port put in prior to chemo May 2015. From the beginning, there was a deep burgundy bruise 4 inches wide around port, yet it was fou...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • garyR
    • Experience with T-Cell Skin Lymphoma
    2 months ago
    garyR's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    No known cure, Chemo, Radiation, UVB-NB, Oral Chemo, Chemo topical cream.

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • Pmoos
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lym...
    4 months ago
    Pmoos' Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Didn't go as planned. Surgeon wanted to put the port on the right side but could not get it in. I woke up when he started to put it ...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    4 Comments
    • angelap
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    5 months ago
    angelap's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    got my port put in last Thursday. Early enough, chemo shouldn't start until the end of June, so another 5 weeks away. The surgery d...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • pchamar
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    6 months ago
    pchamar's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I found it to be difficult to get anyone to take blood from my port. Only the cancer center used the port. Even after I completed c...

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
    • Gymmom
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
    6 months ago
    Gymmom's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Best decision I made.

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  2. 7 months ago
    warrior84's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    had to place on left side due to right clavicle fractured from disease

    Read More

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    1 Comment
  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. 7
  7. 8
  8. 9
  9. 10
  10. 11
  11. 83
  12. 84