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Chemoport Placement

All about Chemoports

A chemoport has a small round metal chamber (portal) with a rubber top (septum) and a flexible tube (catheter). It is placed completely under the skin on the chest below the collar bone. A catheter threads under the skin from the metal chamber into a large vein near the right chamber of the heart. Intravenous (IV) medicines and treatments can be given directly into the bloodstream through the port using a special type of needle.

When do we need a Chemoport in cancer treatment?

A chemo-port is used when a person needs intravenous (IV) access to receive fluids or drugs over a long period of time and the small veins in the body are thrombosed and can no longer be used.