Pierre Dybman (dybmapi) wrote,
Pierre Dybman

Breaking good, the preparation.

After the consultation with the oncologist, a nurse explained the procedure which will be repeated during the 12 chemo sessions, as well as the preparation beforehand.

Mainly, a porta-cath will be installed under the skin, a reservoir for the chemo drug, inserted through a surgical procedure with a flexible and inert catheter that goes through a vein right above the heart! I looks like that under X-ray:


And here's a site with all explanations: http://lookingforcure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103:use-of-port-a-cath&catid=42:chemotherapy&Itemid=55

This procedure will take place on Thursday 25 August,and i'll let you know how it went...

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