• Chemo Ports - Pros and Cons please

    Asked by MichaelDicleLS on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    Chemo Ports - Pros and Cons please

    I am going to start another round of chemo and my doctor wants to put a port in now and stop using my arm veins. I am on the fence about it. What do you say, it seems I read more pros than cons. Is that true?

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    • Sasukesuma's Avatar
      Sasukesuma

      Pammyjo, as,for the issue of lay on your side I did have that problem at first but solved it by hugging a nice fat pillow.

      2 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Get the port...for all the reasons stated above. It makes it so easy to get chemo and to have blood drawn.

      2 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      One thing for me is that my doctor didn't mention getting a port. I had read about them on the internet and asked if I could get one. He said I could and we got the ball rolling to get a power port installed. But I never knew why he didn't mention it or give me info on it. That I had to find out on my own was just terrible. That is something most doctors should tell their patients about.

      2 months ago

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