Jun 06, 2012 - 1:42 pm
Hi, I was recently diagnosed with APL on April 17th. I completed induction in the hospital (Idarubicin and ATRA) and started arsenic last week. I still have 8.5 more weeks to go and the nurses are having a hard time finding a line due to small veins. It takes the nurses a few tries and poking around to finally find a line and when they do, we try to keep it for 5 days. I am considering getting a port since I do have two more cycles of idarubicin after arsenic. Did anyone use a port for arsenic? I would love to hear about your experiences with it and how it was administered. Thank you!