Central Venous Line

Hi anyone out there had a central venous line fitted?

It has been a bit of a nightmare giving blood, and my oncologist suggested a permanent catheter. We decided that the central line would be best. My veins are narrow and it could be a problem fitting a PICC line into the arm. I’ve had the appointment letter from the hospital and it has made me a little (understatement) nervous as it suggests sedation IF I am anxious. I would have thought that was a given…


Hi Annie, I had a portacath and highly recommend it.
It’s put in in an operating theatre, I had it done with a local (my choice) but you can have a general.
It was removed after treatment - I have a little vertical scar that sits neatly hidden under my bra strap ?