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So port placement is tomorrow and chemo starts Thursday. Is this normal to start Chemo so soon after the port placement. I would have like to recoup a little before Chemo started

Nadine Cancilliere Profile
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anonymous

Stage 3A Patient over 6 years
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had port on Wednesday and chemo and first chemo on Thursday. It was my 37th anniversary.
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  • Paula Byrd Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since
    Yes it is normal, and it is so much better than being stuck with an I V, the site may be a little tender, but a port is so much safer for the chemo drugs to go through because of risk of infiltration in to the tissue.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • jan bursky Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had my port placed in the AM and chemo right after. Prayers and good healing energy to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I had about a week between port placement and chemo, but I have read on this site where some people had chemo the same day they had their port surgery. You will do fine. the port insertion is not a bad surgery. Mine was just a day surgery, nothing nearly as bad as the mastectomy. God bless!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Leah Fortune Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    It took me almost 2 months to get my port. I wanted to start the next day good thing I didn't. I think the dr was pissed and made me sick lol
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had the port put in on a Wednesday and chemo on the following day.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Mine was placed on a Tuesday and I had my first treatment the following Monday as there wasn't a rush to start it like that day or even the next according to my onc. Every situation is different. Take care.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Nadine Cancilliere Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    Thanks again ladies; you have all put my mind at ease. God Bless you!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Nadine Cancilliere Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    Thanks to everybody for answering all my questions:) You are truly a godsend for me!
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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