Friday, January 15, 2010
Sub Q Port aka Subcutaneous Port
Sub Q Port aka Subcutaneous Port created with Powerpoint and Art Explosion Publisher Pro Silver by Debbie Dunn. The Sub Q port is implanted underneath the collar bone above the healthy breast. It is about the size of a quarter. The narrow tubing, called a catheter, is implanted into the Subcutaneous vein near the lung. Using a Huber Needle, chemo will be inserted directly into the Sub Q Port. The chemo will run through the Sub Q Port, through the catheter tube, and into the veins. This saves your arm from being stuck over and over again with a needle.