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Chemotherapy

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CHEMOTHERAPY INFUSION PORT

Your doctor may have recommended a chemotherapy port before you begin chemotherapy. Some important questions to consider: What is a port exactly, when is it used, and what are the benefits and downsides of having a port?

What Is a Port for Chemotherapy?

A chemotherapy port (also known as a port-a-cath) is a small device that is implanted under your skin to allow easy access to your bloodstream. A port can be used to draw blood and infuse chemotherapy drugs.

It can also be used if you need transfusions of red blood cells or platelets.

When Are Ports Used for Chemotherapy?

Whether or not your doctor recommends a port may depend on several things. Some medications can only be given through a port. If you will be having several infusions of chemotherapy (some oncologists recommend port if you will more than four treatments), a port is often easier than inserting an IV each time. And some people have veins that are difficult to access, making a port a better option than placing an IV.

CHEMOTHERAPY PORT NEEDLE

one of a category of medical tools which enter the skin, called sharps, is a very thin, hollow tube with a sharp tip which contains a small opening at the pointed end.

All needles are non coring and unique bevel at the tip with side hole. The port needles is very safety and straight.

 

Non coring port needle

Safety Port Needle

Straight Port Needle

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CHEMOTHERAPY PUMP

Chemotherapy pumps are also called infusion pumps. When chemotherapy is given through a central line or a PICC line a pump can be attached to give a controlled amount of drugs very slowly into your bloodstream. There are different types of pumps.

If you are staying in hospital for chemotherapy you will have your chemotherapy through a pump that is attached to a drip stand. The drip stand is on wheels so you can walk about with it.

There are also pumps that you can go home with. Most of these pumps are continuous pressure pumps which means that they don’t need a battery. This type of pump is quite small. You can carry it in a bag or belt holster which you will be given at the hospital.