vom 03.06.2024

KID online event on June 27: Port systems during cancer treatment

The Cancer Information Service (KID) invites cancer patients and anyone interested in the topic to the online event "Port systems during cancer treatment" on 27 June 2024 from 4 to 6 p.m.

With the help of a port catheter, or port for short, cancer drugs can be administered directly into the bloodstream during chemotherapy. Blood can also be taken via the port. Around 170,000 ports are inserted in Germany every year. Without a port, doctors would have to pierce a vein for every infusion or administration of medication. The port has the advantage of avoiding this occasionally painful prick and reduces the risk of phlebitis.

How is a port inserted and removed? How do I deal with a port and how do I care for it? Can there be complications and if so, what are they and what can I do about them?

Roland Hennes, head of the Heidelberg Port Center and senior physician at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) and Annette Cicero, specialist in visceral surgery and member of the Science Management Working Group of the KID of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), will address these questions in their lecture.


16.00 h: Welcome
Dr. Susanne Weg-Remers, Head of the KID, DKFZ

16.05 h: Port catheters - how do they work, what do you need to look out for and what are the advantages?
Prof. Dr. med. Roland Hennes, Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, UKHD
Annette Cicero, Working Group Science Management of the KID, DKFZ

•    Set-up and placement of the port catheter
•    Use and daily life with a port
•    When a port is no longer used
•    Answering frequently asked questions to the KID

18.00 h: End of event

Click here to register for the event.

Participants who have confirmed their registration will receive the access link one to two days before the event. Further information can be found here.

Note: For copyright reasons, this event cannot be recorded. The presentation slides will be made available on the website after the event.

The Cancer Information Service is a service provided by the German Cancer Research Center for cancer patients, their families and friends as well as for anyone seeking advice. Doctors answer all questions on the subject of cancer free of charge in a comprehensible form, on the telephone (06221-420 30 40), by e-mail (krebsinformationsdienst@dkfz.de) and recently also in the chat (https://www.krebsinformationsdienst.de/chat.php). The website www.krebsinformationsdienst.de also offers reliable information on cancer as well as addresses and links to other quality-assured services.