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A port provides a comfortable, convenient way to receive medications such as chemotherapy, IV nutrition and fluids, and from which to have blood samples taken. Learn about this procedure.

Key points

  • A port is a special intravenous (IV) line placed completely inside the body.
  • A port provides an easier and more comfortable way to receive medications and to have blood samples taken.
  • A port can stay in for months or years.
Last updated: July 25th 2019