Jul 31, 2013 - 8:23 pm
It will be a year since my last chemo treatment in a couple of weeks. I've had clear blood tests since then (thank goodness!!). I have a question about getting my port out...
I know quite a few of you had your port removed soon after your last treatment. I've been a little superstitious and decided to keep it in for a year in case I needed additional treatments. One of the Onc. nurses told me that once the port is removed, I will not be able to get it put back into that side again if I ever need to get more treatments. I know quite a few of you have had new cancer diagnoses or have been treated for recurrences of the original cancer. If you had to have ports implanted multiple times, is it true you can't use the same side more than once? If you used both sides, how did you get infusions (arms maybe?).
I'm a bit worried about having this thing removed if that means I can only use the other side if I have a recurrence.