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.

  1. 4 days 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
  2. 22 days 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
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  3. about 1 month ago
    proparent's Avatar

    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
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    • dan65
    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
    2 months ago
    dan65's Avatar

    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
    • akid4fr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    2 months ago
    akid4fr's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This one really hurt...and still does. Limited use of my right arm. It's getting better, yet I didn't expect such pain.

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

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was put in the day before I started chemo.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • Kurious
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    3 months ago
    Kurious' Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was anxious through the entire procedure and wish I had been totally knocked out for it. They had difficulty inserting the cathet...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    5 Comments
    • SueRose
    • Experience with Nodal Marginal Zone B-...
    3 months ago
    SueRose's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was awake for proceedure but under sedation. Went better than I expected. I had no anxiety during the procedure. Pain was manageable...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  5. 4 months ago
    Traceylg80's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I never realize how much you use your chest muscles until now

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • Frawggy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    5 months ago
    Frawggy's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Port moved from left to right side due to neuropathy 9/27/2016 Still having pain on left side 1 week post op

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  6. 5 months ago
    wigginitfornow's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went along fine...feels weird have a chunk of plastic in my body but it is a very useful thing to have...

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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
    • LSWP
    • Experience with Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma
    5 months ago
    LSWP's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Standard portacath

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