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... Hi there, My mom recently underwent surgery to remove her ovaries (one was the size of a softball). Thankfully, the surgery went as well as could be expected; however, the doctor suspects there may be more cancer present. So, he is scheduling my mom for chemotherapy. The doctor and my mother are considering various options to deliver the chemo. One option they are... (3 replies)
... Hi, I don't have an answer regarding ovarian cancer, but my best friend is stage IV pancreatic cancer. She went through chemo for months but it was becoming very difficult to find a vein. She finally asked about a port and then they put one in. ... (3 replies)
... cath to deliver chemo directly to the abdomen is that ovarian cancer is known for spreading around the abdomen. This might be the best way to make sure that the chemo reaches all the areas that could be affected. ... (3 replies)

... cath done but I have heard a lot of good about its effectiveness. when my cancer returns enough to need more chemo I think that is the route I will be taking. ... (3 replies)
... he is doing a 48 hr chemothearapy drip every other week. he has a port to administer the chemo but the nurse accidentally mised the port and leaked a hole bag of chemo under his skin it is really bad it has burned him from the inside out with 4th degree burns they said it will make a hole and create a lot of blood clots. ... (3 replies)
Subcutaneous Port?
May 11, 2008
... The port needs to be used and "flushed" at least once a month. so if you are not going to have chemo or other iv's regulary, you can just arrange to have the flush done. ... (8 replies)
... I'll be watching this tread as I will more than likely have a port too. I am probably going to opt for the chest. ... (7 replies)
... My mom finished her chemo in May and I tried to regian normality in my life again. ... (19 replies)
... My mother has nuroendocrine carsinoma and she has to have chemo for a long time the port was the best thing she could of ever done she says she in less pain. You are strong stay that way you are in our prayers. ... (8 replies)
... res attempting to get an IV in. 2 hours later and 4 different people poking me they finally got an IV in. In the past doctors have tossed in the idea of having a port put in due to this issue. I understand what ports are and if I was doing chemo again I wouldn't even hesitate to have one put in. ... (8 replies)
... the doctors thought nothing of it. For me, the port was just a hinderance to my attitude. Too constant a reminder, you know? ... (19 replies)
... My husband had a chest port, he did great!! I had a pic line (arm) and was a hassle every day for 8 weeks , my husband had to wrap it in suran wrap every morning so I could shower. Both worked great tho (7 replies)
... I had a chest port, same location as reachout...and same experience. A slight bulge, and a short scar (maybe 1 1/2 inches). I kept it in for about a year after treatment, and I never had an infection. Unfortunately, staph is everywhere, and in some cases it's become resistant to everything. You might want to check out where it's going to be done and make sure that they... (7 replies)
... e the concern my friend has about the arm one is that the possibility of infection seems to be greater... I guess you need to avoid infection no matter where the port goes. ... (7 replies)
... I did not even know that an arm cath was a choice now! Of course, it has been ten years for me and treatment changes and advances so rapidly. I did have a port in my chest. I am not sure why this upsets your friend so much... I mean the location of course. ... (7 replies)
... My friend needs to put a port and they gave her the option of puting it on the arm or on the chest. ... (7 replies)
... My oncologist told us he's never met anybody that has survived as much cancer. The bad news is he won't have my port removed in fear of the cancer coming back. So I'm tired from the chemo, the meds and him telling me he expects the cancer to come back. ... (19 replies)
... You're probably right about the port removal. I should ignore what my Oncologist says and have it removal. Maybe by having that reminder removed, I can allow myself to be in a better state of mind! ... (19 replies)
... looked more fashionable than I'd ever looked before that, lol. And my doctor treated me with IV Zofran before the chemo treatments and some oral meds for 3 days afterwards. I never lost my appetite at all... ... (51 replies)
... I called doctor today...they hope the last cervical biopsy will be back tomorrow and tell will make final decision on chemo....and an appt for the chemo is doable long as anti nausea meds are taken and the three days of pain are managable with you functioned okay on the other days? ... (51 replies)

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