Oct 23, 2001 - 8:03 pm
Nurses have recommended I have either a PICC Catheter installed, or a Groshong Catheter. I have 4 more months of chemotherapy left to go yet for breast cancer. I am tired of being a pin cushion at each chemo treatment, but when I had the tube in my side after surgery, it was a constant source of itching and irritation, and I couldn't wait for it to come out. Will the PICC irritate like that tube in the side? Is the PICC better for just a few weeks of treatment, and the Groshong better for many months of treatment? Does anyone have personal experience with either type of catheter? Thanks for your help.