[CANCER] Port/TIVAD Removal #CancerLife

When we first talked about the ‘Portacath’ (Port/TIVAD), there was a suggestion that it could be left in for a long time, “just” with a requirement to have it flushed with saline every 4-6 weeks. The oncologist, however, when I asked about this, said “no, your treatment has finished, and you don’t need it any […]

[CANCER] Further Surgery #BreastCancer

This afternoon I signed yet another consent form, though I was pleased that ‘death’ wasn’t listed as one of the side effects this time… just possible allergic reaction, etc. etc. – oh and likely slow healing of the wound due to chemotherapy. Surgery During Chemotherapy? Cancer teams are not keen on any form of surgery […]