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    How long did you have your port?

    Asked by Bug on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    How long did you have your port?

    I'm sure I've seen this question before but didn't do very well when I searched for it. A friend was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and had her last chemo on June 20. She asked her onc when she could have her port removed. He said next month (meaning July). That seemed a lot sooner than what I recall you folks saying. I was wondering if you'd refresh my memory. How long did you have your port? Thanks, everyone.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Hi Bug, I've had mine since July 2013. I've recently gone a couple of months without having it accessed ... I may have issues with it when I go to the doctor in early August ... but, until now, it has been a true blessing. I guess I'll keep it for a while, even on the outside chance that I don't have to go back to regular treatments.

      9 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Like LiveWithCancer I have had my chest port in for six years . I get it flushed every five weeks and have had no issues with it. My doctor would have removed my port three months post frontline chemo, but I have elected to keep it in.

      9 days ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      I didn't have mine removed when my oncologist said I could simply because of scheduling issues but then I had a recurrence and was glad to still have it.

      8 days ago

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