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    the care for the implant port after remission

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      glam

      I have a different type of cancer and not sure if it is the same of chemo port....in my case doctors said 08 to 12 weeks maximum.....it is a very easy process.....you get an appointment and it is done in less than 05 minutes here....Congratulations for your remission....wishing you a forever one....let's kick cancer out of the world.....definitely.....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 7 years ago
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      Rob

      I have an implant port and have been told by that Dr. that treated my first cancer to have it flushed every 6 to weeks. My latest Dr. teem that has a lot more experience told me 3 to 4 months. I think 3 mo. should do it. But ask your Dr.s head nurse. :)

      over 7 years ago
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      allier4

      I have mine flushed every 5 weeks - according to both my oncologist and surgeon.

      over 7 years ago
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    the implant port

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      Liz19401

      Hi, I had mine taken out in March of 2012. four and a half years after my last chemo. Unfortunately, in Sept. 2012, I relapsed and had to get chemo again. Since I was going to recieve a stem cell transplant and would need a specific type of port that could not be installed early, I had to get pic lines put in my arm each of the four times I went in the hospital for a chemo infusion. If I had to do it again, I would have left my original port in for five years. I never had a problem with the port and just had it flushed when I went in for my check-up lab work. Getting those pic lines put in was not too much fun.

      over 7 years ago
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      MMarie

      I finished treatment in January (2013) and had it removed during a surgery I had in April.

      over 7 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      7luces7,

      Thank you for your question. Hope all is well. If you are wondering about chemo ports than there are two articles you might give you some answers.

      Guide to Chemo Ports
      http://www.whatnext.com/cc/What_is_a_Chemo_Port

      To Port or Not to Port? WhatNexters Weigh in on Chemo Ports
      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/to-port-or-not-to-port-whatnexters-weigh-in-on-chemo-ports

      Best wishes,
      David

      over 7 years ago
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