Restrictions With A Port

Ultima Vez Modificado: 23 de abril del 2010

Share article


Imprima English

Question

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

Can I run with the port in my chest? I ran 2 Marathons last year and I was a very active runner until I was diagonosed with stage 3c colon cancer. I have only had one Chemo session so far.

Answer

Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink's Nurse Educator, responds:

I see no reason why you cannot run with the port. My only concern would be running while it is accessed for infusion- only because I would worry that the needle could come out of the port and then the chemo would accumulate under the skin- so maybe take the day off if you have home infusion. Good for you for keeping up your activity!

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series, Colorectal cancer Webchat. View the entire transcript here.

Imprima English

I Wish You Knew

How an oncology social worker can improve your cancer experience

View More



Blogs and Web Chats

OncoLink Blogs give our readers a chance to react to and comment on key cancer news topics and provides a forum for OncoLink Experts and readers to share opinions and learn from each other.




OncoLink OncoPilot

Frente a un nuevo diagnóstico de cáncer o de cambiar el curso de su tratamiento actual? Deje que nuestro personal de enfermería cáncer que ayudan a pasar!

Más información