Chemo Port

Chemo Port - Dr. Snita Sinukumar

An Overview:

  • A Port is a device with a catheter (long, hollow plastic tube) connected to a plastic and metal reservoir (see the picture below).  When the catheter is placed in your chest, the catheter tip will be in a large vein in your chest.
  • The port itself will be under the skin of your chest, below your collarbone and above your breast tissue.
  • You will have a thin scar 1 to 2 inches long on your skin. The port and catheter cannot be seen, but you may have a small bulge in your skin where the port is.