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A 45-year-old female asked:

i have a port in for my chemo. its on the right side. but when i lay down i start getting chest pain. is this cause of port?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Maybe?: Typically ports are as maintenance and problem free as can be but they can cause problems in some circumstances. Tell your doc to have it checked. The pain may have nothing to do with it.

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