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Ovarian cancer treatment port. Close-up of a port (portacath) in situ beneath the skin of a 40-year-old female patient for use in chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer. A port is a small medical appliance that is implanted beneath the skin and connected to a vein to allow drugs to be easily and quickly injected directly into the vein. Here, it is used to administer chemotherapy drugs in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
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