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Why do they make patients keep ports in after they get chemo?

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Stage 2A Patient over 7 years
  • Betty Castillo Profile
    My port had to stay in after my 6 cycles because I would be getting Herceptin (anti-body) for the remaining of this year. It's so much easier with the port. Plus, I can get my blood drawn from there and it's a lot easier. Mine is barely visible(had a child one placed, LOL), and is not at all uncomfortable.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    My Oncologist had me keep my port in for a little while after my treatment was completed.... I think it was about a month or so. Until they are satisfied, you are not going to have to have anymore medication infused, I don't know the reason why someone would have their port kept. It signifies that port is still going to be needed for some kind of additional infusion treatment. Sharon
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Lisa Taylor Profile
    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    I still have my port in and I'm finished treatment ! The doctors usually want to keep it in any where from 1 year to 5 years! This is in the state of Maryland, it all depends on the doctor!
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    乳癌幸存者从 2009
    I had my port put in 10-09. I finished chemo treatments 10-10. My port still remains today. My doc chose to leave it as I have not had any problems with it. She said sometimes the body sees it as part of itself. I am now glad as I most likely will be needing it again soon. I don't even know it is there unless I bump it.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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