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... 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)
... 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)
... 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)

... and was a hassle every day for 8 weeks , my husband had to wrap it in suran wrap every morning so I could shower. ... (7 replies)
... I kept it in for about a year after treatment, and I never had an infection. ... (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)
... thank you so much for your reply. ... (7 replies)
... I have had 2 different arm ports. The 1st one worked great, no problems and was comfortable. The 2nd one kept getting blocked, wasn't very comfortable and it would only work when it was at certain angles. The 2nd one was inserted closer to my upper part of my arm compared to the 1st so I wonder if the 2nd location was hitting a bone. (7 replies)
... however, the doctor suspects there may be more cancer present. So, he is scheduling my mom for chemotherapy. ... (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)
... it's worrying me......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 meds...... ... (51 replies)
... Yes, Lynn, I had a port installed for chemo. It's a lot easier...the main subclavean is much larger than the veins in your arms, so it doesn't get burned out by the chemo. ... (8 replies)
... I had it everyday for 6 weeks. But it wasn't too bad. I've had worse and so have you. And those back spasms , oh how horrible and painful. ... (401 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)
... 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)
... th day after Chemo but seemed in good spirits when we visited him on Sunday. They put the port in for the Chemo yesterday and all went smooth. Has anyone else used a port for the Chemo? ... (8 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)
... One thing is I have made alot of friends from being in and out of hospital for treatment. When I was having chemo I was admitted on the Monday morning and went home on the Friday afternoon, had chemo everyday. ... (8 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)
... update. I'm a 3 time cancer survivor that is dealing with the long term effects of radiation and chemotherapy. I went a month ago for my yearly check up with my onc and I have another abnormal growth on my thyroid. I am probably going to end up having to have surgery again to have it removed. ... (8 replies)

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