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Vidaza Effectiveness–injection versus port

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    slg
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    Hello. My best friend who has recurrent ovarian cancer was recently diagnosed with high risk MDS with complex chromosome abnormality. Although early, her numbers seem to really be improving with Vidaza, but she’s having major injection site issues. Her doctors are going to switch her from injections to using the port that she already has from her ovarian cancer treatment. My question is whether the change from administering the Vidaza via injection versus administering it through her port could in any way impact the effectiveness of the treatment. The doctors say it won’t, and I haven’t been able to find anything that says otherwise. Thank you in advance for any information you may have regarding the issue.

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    mdsfound
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    A port is a very useful tool for both the patient and the healthcare team. A safe, suitable IV access site can be difficult to locate for some patients and the port can result in a more efficient access than an IV site which can also cause an injection site reaction which occurs more easily with an IV access, but would be very rare with a port. Using a port vs intravenous injection has no impact on the effectiveness of treatment.

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