CSN Login
Members Online: 10

Chemo portable pump

Posts: 16
Joined: Oct 2012

I am about to start chemo treatment and I have read about a portable chemo pump that administers chemo over a few days . My doctor says it is available and it tends to minimize adverse side effects. Has anyone used this device and do you recommend it.

Posts: 135
Joined: Dec 2010

My mom has gotten the drug. It was very doable for her, but just annoying because you're hooked to a pump that makes some noise.

Posts: 16
Joined: Oct 2012

Thanks for the response. Yes the drug is 5 FU (appropriately named). I have learned more about it since my post. The pump is a balloon device which administers the chemo over a 5 day period. It is believed the gradual administration will lesson some of the chemo side effects. I hope that is true. I wish your mom positive results from her treatment.

Posts: 18
Joined: Jun 2012

I used the chemo pump to adminster 5 FU. It was mostly annoying when showering, but overall wasn't that bad. My chemo symptoms were mild, which may have been due to the pump. I would recommend it.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2015 © Cancer Survivors Network