• Has anyone had their port removed once in remission?

    Asked by Journey on Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Has anyone had their port removed once in remission?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      I never took the port because for me it was a bad omen..

      over 3 years ago
    • Brielle's Avatar

      The abdominal port was removed. However, I hope I keep the power port in my chest forever as it has been such wonderful support throughout out my journey.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      Yes, I had mine removed after my chemotherapy was over and I had a CT PET scan that showed no evidence of cancer a month afterward.

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      My first one quit working, second one I kept for about 15 years.

      over 3 years ago
    • shineon6's Avatar

      I am keeping mine! It has served me well! As long as it is working, I believe I won't be needing it?? Not rational but I can't take it out.

      over 3 years ago
    • sandikf's Avatar

      I am a small person so my power port would ache. I had it taken out after my second scan came back clean. If needed I'll have it put back but hopefully will never need it. :)

      over 3 years ago
    • Sassy_1421's Avatar

      I developed blood clots in my neck toward the end of treatment....Had my last treatment on a Thursday and the port removed on Friday. That was last Nov....all scans have been clear so far. I will get a new one if I should need it.

      over 3 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I couldn't wait to get my port out. If I ever need it again, I know it is a minor procedure to put it back. However, I'm not planning on needing one again!

      My belly port was removed as well; it was causing severe discomfort.

      over 3 years ago

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