My husband had a PICC line inserted at the end of August 2019 to receive his chemo, which he gets every 2 weeks. In the beginning things went smoothly with treatment and no irritation to the site. Over the past month he has had increased itchiness with a weepy rash that required his dressing to be changed every 2 days with gauze along with a dose of antibiotics. Today, we saw the oncologist for his regular follow up appointment and the oncologist brought up the possibility of going to a port. As the chemo is going well and at this point is the only option for treatment as surgery is not an option. Has anyone started chemo with a PICC line and then switched to a port? If so, was it a good choice to change it? Would you recommend switching to a port? Why or why not? Thank you in advance!
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