Breast Cancer Stories

Things to Know Before You “Just Get a Port” with Dr. Aaron Fritts

June 30th, 2022  •  40 mins 4 secs  •  Download (36.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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The list of things to do before starting chemo includes the seemingly ordinary task of getting a “port” or “medi-port.” Get your blood work, pick up groceries, wash the car, get a port… But port placement is actually surgery and being unprepared for the procedure can result in some pretty unpleasant surprises and unexpected pain. Interventional Radiologist Dr. Aaron Fritts explains the procedure and answers our questions.