sinewaves wrote:One of the questions he asked last time was about a port - I had just finished my APR and wasn't looking for any more surgeries, so I said I didn't need one.
I needed FOLFOX for a recurrence and I chose to have a port for that chemo ...AND ...
just in case anything else showed up later ... I kept mine for about 3 years.
I had mine installed and removed by a vascular surgeon,
I had no issues with it, or issues with any infusions through it.
I had mine flushed about every 4-5 weeks at the treatments center when I was not getting chemo.
I had no issues with removal when I was done.
My whole story is buried here on the forum for many years
BUTT .... Re: Port put in
... is a VERY brief synopsis to get you started !!!
and here is a little more light reading !Re: Medi-PORT placement feedback ???
IME = YES I would absolutely get a port again if I needed infusion chemo.