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catheter

[cath-it-ur] a thin, flexible tube through which fluids enter or leave the body; for example, a tube to drain urine is called a Foley catheter.

Central Venous Catheters

... Some central venous catheters are soft tubes that stick out of the skin and
require no needles. A peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/central-venous-catheters

Chemotherapy Principles

... Potential problems with central venous catheters or vascular access
devices that may happen when the catheter is put in: ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002995-pdf.pdf

Radiographic studies (regular x-rays and contrast studies)

... The contrast material may be given by mouth, as an enema, as an injection
(put in a vein), or through a catheter (thin tube) put into various tissues ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays

What's it like to donate stem cells?

... completed. Blood is removed through a catheter (a thin, flexible plastic
tube) that is put in a large vein in the arm or chest. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bonemarrowandperipheralbloodstemcelltransplant/stem-cell-transplant-donor-experience

Chemotherapy for osteosarcoma

... Before starting chemo, the doctor might advise putting a catheter
(a thin, soft tube) into a large vein in the chest. This is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-treating-chemotherapy

Palliative therapy for gallbladder cancer

... Biliary stent or biliary catheter. ... The bag can be emptied when needed. If you
have a catheter, your doctor or nurse will teach you how to care for it. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-treating-palliative-therapy

Palliative therapy for bile duct cancer

... Biliary stent or biliary catheter. If cancer is blocking the bile duct, the doctor
may insert a small tube (called a stent or catheter ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bileductcancer/detailedguide/bile-duct-cancer-treating-palliative-therapy

Chemotherapy for Ewing tumors

... Soon after the Ewing tumor is diagnosed (but before starting chemo), the doctor
may suggest putting a catheter (a thin, soft tube) into a large vein in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-treating-chemotherapy