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I am stage 3 grade 2 breast cancer I just had my port put in yesterday. It really hurts how long does the pain last?

Selena Adamkiewicz Profile
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anonymous

Stage 3C Patient over 5 years
 
  • Selena Adamkiewicz Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3C Patient
    Thank you ladies. I have my first chemo today. Wish me luck.
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    • kristen foster Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      How are you doing?

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    • Selena Adamkiewicz Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Feeling better now first week after chemo was rough.

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  • Becky G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    For me I was really glad I had waited 3 weeks before starting chemo. I couldn't have imagined using it sooner than that! I was almost done with chemo before it didn't bother me anymore. I was really glad I had the port though. I think I am just more sensitive than most people. Good luck!
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  • shen cruces Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    My port hurt but it was worth it! Ask for lydocaine cream for sure, also wasn't told this until after the first three chemo treatments but if you suck on a hard candy while they inject the saline (which makes a lot of people gag) you won't notice a thing. Make sure you aren't having a reaction to the tape they make you keep on it. Ask for sensitive skin tape. After 10 days I had scars from the other tape!
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  • Sharyn Riding Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Selena I found it only hurt overnight. It was fine by the next morning. Wishing you all the very best. Xx
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  • Alison Smith Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I had mine put in march 22 & it still hurts. Glad I had it during chemo but can't wait to get rid of it! Definitely get the cream for it. Didn't feel a thing when they accessed it each time!
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  • blair greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had mine put in may 15. It still hurts. My dr prescribed a cream to put on it an hour before chemo to numb it and it REALLY helps! Ask for it. You apply generously and place Saran wrap on it so it can penetrate into your skin. Good luck! You will do great! Also jolly ranchers REALLY mask the taste for me.
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I had my power port put in Oct 2010 and continue to have it in. I got my port in one day and started chemo the next day. I have gotten along well with mine. Am so glad to have it. You will get used to it. Good luck.
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  • maria aiello Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I got mine put in yesterday and had chemo today. It was a little irritating at first but as of today I don't feel much.
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  • kristen foster Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Selena, I had my port placed yesterday and started my chemo today too. This morning matter of fact. I took Tylenol extra strength right after placement and scheduled for the first 24hrs. It was a bit uncomfortable when they accessed the port but not bad. It gets better. My neck feels better today and the port is ok with some slight tenderness.. Oh and I am stage 3 also.
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  • kristen foster Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Selena,
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    • kristen foster Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hope your first treatment went well.

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Mine was not comfortable the entire time. It really helps the chemo process. I had it taken out 31 days after my last tratment. My onc wanted me to keep a month.
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