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Chemo Port


Updated: November 18, 2008


A chemo port is a thin, soft, plastic tube surgically implanted into a vein in your chest or arm. It allows healthcare professionals to draw blood and deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into a vein without having to insert an IV needle each time. The chemo port produces a small bump under your skin.

Also Known As: port, port-a-cath, subcutaneous port, implantable port, chemotherapy port

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