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Implantable Chemotherapy Port Insertion

Implantable Chemotherapy port Insertion

What is Port ?

A port is a small device with a hollow space inside that is sealed by a softtop. The port is connected to a small flexible tube called a catheter
There are different kinds of ports. your doctor will select the one that is designed for your treatment.

How does the port Work?

The port acts like an IV to the bloodstreatm. A special needle is inserted just below the surface of you skin and into the part so that mediciations and fluids can be given, and bllod samples withdrawn.

Where is the port placed?

In a short procedure, the port is implanted, which means it is placed completely beneath your skin, and the catheter is inserted inside a blood vessel.
Port are usually implanted on the upper chest, the doctor will locate yours where it is best suited for your treatment

In very special cases port may also be implanted in forearm. Arm port has very special design and is light weight