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

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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.

    • pchamar
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    about 1 month ago
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    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...

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    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)
    about 1 month ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Best decision I made.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  1. about 1 month ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • feliz
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    2 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    My first port had to be placed on left side of chest i.e. to right collar bone fracture. I put off placing port till chemo blew out ...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • Ginagia
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    2 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    At first it is creepy as heck. It's in my chest. It was very swollen, and I could feel it. The recovery from the implant was surpri...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
    • BevLand
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Power Port installed on Friday. Since I found I am allergic to Steri-strips they glued the incision. Feels like I may be having a re...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    2 Comments
    • 1537
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    It has only been 24 hrs. since my sister got her port.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • rene2
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
    3 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my first chemo (RCHOP) treatment in the hospital following the implant. Two weeks later I developed an infection in the port. ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
  2. 3 months ago
    KristaSchnee's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port implant went as expected.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  3. 4 months ago
    ChildOfGod777's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am just beginning this journey and the port insertion took place only 4 days ago... I'm still recuperating so I can't even answer ...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  4. 5 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    recovery was rough but healed up ok.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • dan65
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
    5 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    best thing to do

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
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