Anyone had Port in the neck ?

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Anyone had Port in the neck ?

I have a pic line in my left arm, because specialist who for ports under skin was away. I have had 3 treatments every 2 weeks and 9 to go. Everyone has suggested ports are better.   I saw the specialist who will do operation today, he said port would normal go. On the side my plc line is in so will have to go on other side and if can't find good vain in chest into my neck. He said cancer team wouldn't want pic line removed until sure port is working.  Anyone had experience of a port in the neck?  My chemo. Is not due for another week after op. Anysuggestions

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Re: Anyone had Port in the neck ?

Hi Albundy21,

Sorry, no experience with this at all I had a new cannula inserted every infusion day and it was removed at the end of the day.

Hopefully someone else has been through this and can comment on the options.

Best wishes,
Rick
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Re: Anyone had Port in the neck ?

Hi. Rick

 

Thanks for getting back to me.  I think I will tell the specialist if he can't find a good vain in chest,  I will stick with the pic line and leave the neck.  The pic line. Is. painless I can't feel it (the line in my arm) or when they take blood or administer the drugs.

 

Regards Albundy21

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