I took the other approach. I was treated and told clean. 6 months or so later It was back. Treated again for about a year. Told again I was clean. I kept my port for about 12 years. They kept telling me I needed it out. I didn't want to let it go, doctors had told me that if I had to have another it would have to go in the groin area, I didn't like the sound of that, so I kept it as long as I could.
Then, after having it out, about 5 years later, I was diagnosed again. This time I didn't need chemo, so I dodged that bullet. It's the little victories that matter, right?