Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease
by scootie45 on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:00 AM
My husband has not used his port since his last chemo in April. The oncology nurses use it for blood draws and it is flushed once a month, but we are hoping to have it removed soon-just had a clean PET scan.
Since it was surgically implanted, we have been told it will need to be surgically removed-can anyone tell us what to expect with this procedure?
by gayleann on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:00 AM
by jimbo46 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:00 AM
On 9/17/2008 gayleann wrote:Sure-had my port removed this year-on April Fools Day! It was done under sedation, in hospital same-day surgical ward. Mine was over 1/2 hour due to having a skin cyst removed also. No pain, didn't remember a thing from the proceedure. Not too much for after pain-mostly soreness & tenderness. Some bruising & lumpiness, which has flattened down now. Certainly not the worst thing in the whole treatment spectrum! It was more painless coming out than going in. I had a Power Port-state of the art, supposedly. I don't think I've heard of anyone else who had that one! Good luck! Gayle
I too had the Power Port along with every other patient that saw my Oncologist. It is a relatively painless procedure like gaylean said. They make an incision over the port and remove it. After what your husband has been through, it's a walk in the park!
by ThomasSwartz on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:29 AM
When removing the port did they cut at port sight and pull it out? Broke and got 2 college age kids. If I can do this myself and save some money I would rather save the money. Mine goes from chest to jugular vein.
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