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    Felicia asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Pros/cons of medi port implant

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      mjs24

      My port has worked out well, I'm at 2 years. A little soreness if the seatbelt rubs across it or purse strap but mostly no problem. It has made life easier for blood draws, I go every 5 weeks for a flush. My Oncologist wants it in for 3 years, a little long but probably worth it if it is needed quickly. Plus, I have been told that chemo is very hard on veins.
      All the best to you! Mary Jo

      over 4 years ago
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      Hollyberry

      Love my purple power port! It makes everything so much easier. Especially when the nurses have the numbing spray or if you get a prescription for numbing creme, but it's not entirely painful without either.

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      WhatNexters,

      Felicia, along with many others have asked about experiences with chemo ports. The frequent conversation around the topic of "To port or not to port?" inspired some content on our site.

      Blog Article - To port or not to port?
      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/to-port-or-not-to-port-whatnexters-weigh-in-on-chemo-ports

      Beginner's Guide - What is a chemo port?
      https://www.whatnext.com/cc/What_is_a_Chemo_Port

      Both of these are meant to help WhatNexters wrap their mind around what a port is, when it is used, and why you might want one.

      Thank you for sharing your experiences! As always we appreciate your input.
      David

      about 4 years ago
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