Stage IIIC ..... personally I would keep it for a while"since he's assuming all is good."
and we all hope he's correct BUTT that should be based on medical tests and imaging facts not assumptions
If he's wrong WHO has to get another port put in ..... him ?????
Ok now I'm getting gnarly
WHEN a doctor says to me "I wouldn't worry about .... OR IF it were me ..... "
I say It is NOT you AND if it were YOU ..... I wouldn't worry either !!!!!
... and Yes in fact I have said exactly that,
the second time around after my lung met was missed on a CT
CT radiation : yes it is a real risk BUTT again the newer CTs are way lower exposure than when all the "warnings" first started circulating back in my day (10 years ago )
I once told my Onc ( when he balked at keeping 3 month scans versus 6 month scans for a year )" I would rather die from too much radiation than another missed cancer met because we didn't do the scan.
My life, so it is my choice. "
Please read the linked topic in my signature for all the details BUTT
every situation can be different, my port was ZERO problem, flushed when blood tests were done and Onc said remove whenever I was ready
so I wasn't ready
until nearly 3 years later ...
Certainly your choice BUTT just get all the facts and be comfortable with a fully informed decision.
I was an aggressive advocate for myself and am still here 10 years later Stage IV
Cheers and best wishes on the Journey !