Get the port. It will save you from having to have a vein accessed for each infusion. 10 years ago I had one put in for breast cancer chemo, then had it removed a year later. It was such an easy procedure. Then had it replaced last year for lung cancer. It is an easy operation, never even think of it still being there. Am keeping it this time around & having it flushed every 6-8 weeks to keep it in good working order. That way the nurses can draw the blood tests from the port with no problems. So easy & totally painless.