Apr 10, 2012 - 6:38 pm
Can anyone let me know if it would be beneficial to keep my power port, or remove it. I have pancreatic cancer diagnosed 5/31/2011, had the whipple 6/15/2011, chemo ended 2/13/2012. My scan on 2/28/2012 shows no sign of cancer. I am starting a new job and have removal surgery scheduled 4/16/12. I am really confused on whether I should get this removed, or keep it. The decision to remove is purely financial because insurance will pay 100%. My oncologist is not making a recommendation either way. However I am concerned about removing it because of the high chance of recurrence of this cancer. I have no problems with this port. Any words of wisdom or experience? Thank you and god bless.