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Could you tell about a portacath for cancer chemotherapy? Does it hurt to put one in or to have it inside you?

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In brief: Long term iv

Its a small device that sits under the skin connected to a tube that is in a large vein.
Better for chemo, as it does not move, its easy to access it than sticking an arm or hand vein repeatedly. Usually does not hurt.

In brief: Long term iv

Its a small device that sits under the skin connected to a tube that is in a large vein.
Better for chemo, as it does not move, its easy to access it than sticking an arm or hand vein repeatedly. Usually does not hurt.
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