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I am having a port put in on monday for chemo. How long do I have to wait to start the chemo?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Any time

Most ports can be used right away.

In brief: Any time

Most ports can be used right away.
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Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Right away

Most ports can be used right away but there can be some swelling after the procedure that makes it a bit hard to access for a day or two.
If you need to use it the same day, the surgeon can sometimes leave it accessed for immediate use.

In brief: Right away

Most ports can be used right away but there can be some swelling after the procedure that makes it a bit hard to access for a day or two.
If you need to use it the same day, the surgeon can sometimes leave it accessed for immediate use.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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