Hi friends: can anyone give me some feedback on their experience of ports for chemo? How long did the surgery take and where is the port implanted for lung cancer? Where you in pain for a while after the surgery? I hear there is soreness in the area for 3 weeks to 2 months. Did anyone have trouble with infection later or clotting at the site or soreness at chemotherapy? Some nurses have trouble finding a vein in me now after 6 infusions... others have no problem, My infusion is now a maintenance and only takes 30 to 45 minutes now so I am wondering if a port is worth it. My MD never recommended it to me, just the last nurse who had a problem finding a vein. Thanks so much, I appreciate any feedback.
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