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Is IP Port an option only with first line chemo?

mom2greatkids's picture
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Joined: Jun 2011

I did not have IP during first line treatment last year.  I was just curious as to whether or not it is an option now that I have a recurrence.





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Joined: Oct 2012

Hi Carla,
I asked my Dr about an IP port when I had my recurrence and he said it wasn't an option now. Things may have changed but that was the response I got at the time. Good luck and Happy Healthier New Year!

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Joined: Dec 2012

I finished 5 months of IV/IP in November, and had the IP catheter removed December 13. It caused me no problems and I asked if I could just leave it in. What if I have a recurrence? I don't want another procedure to replace it. But my oncologist said IP is only for the first occurrence.  Whatever happens with the cancer, we won't be doing IP again.

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