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What activities can I do if I have an implanted port for cancer treatment?

Since an implanted port (a small device that is inserted through the chest into a large blood vessel near the heart) is entirely under the skin, most normal activities, including swimming and bathing, are permitted once the incision has healed completely. Talk to your doctor or nurse about activities that include repeated big arm movements.

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