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How are ports used in chemotherapy treatments?

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Ports are small metal or plastic discs that your nurse places under your skin and connects to a vein. Once yours is inserted, you'll be able to feel it, but it shouldn't hurt you. Then he'll put a needle into the port to deliver your drug. This needle can stay in the port if your session lasts more than one day. Your doctor can take the port out once you're finished with treatment.

From: How Do I Take Chemotherapy Drugs? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 2/22/2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

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