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Central lines and cancer treatmentCCentral lines and cancer treatmentCentral lines and cancer treatmentEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.5000000000000078.3000000000000203.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>You may have a central line as part of your cancer treatment. Learn about how to cope if you are self-conscious about your central line.</p><p>Some people feel self-conscious when they have a central line, but most people get used to it after a little while. Even though you know that central lines generally mean fewer needle pokes and more efficient treatment, you may still wish it wasn’t there sometimes. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Central lines generally mean fewer needle pokes and more efficient treatment.</li><li>If you are asked questions about your central line, you can answer honestly and explain what it is for, or if you don't feel like talking about it you can say that too.</li></ul>
Cathéters centrauxCCathéters centrauxCentral linesFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Certaines personnes se sentent embarrassées d'avoir un cathéter central, mais la plupart s'y habituent après peu de temps. Même si tu sais que les cathéters centraux permettent habituellement de ne pas se faire piquer aussi souvent et d'avoir un traitement plus efficace, il pourrait quand même t'arriver de souhaiter ne pas en avoir un.</p>

 

 

 

 

Central lines and cancer treatment3534.00000000000Central lines and cancer treatmentCentral lines and cancer treatmentCEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.5000000000000078.3000000000000203.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>You may have a central line as part of your cancer treatment. Learn about how to cope if you are self-conscious about your central line.</p><p>Some people feel self-conscious when they have a central line, but most people get used to it after a little while. Even though you know that central lines generally mean fewer needle pokes and more efficient treatment, you may still wish it wasn’t there sometimes. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Central lines generally mean fewer needle pokes and more efficient treatment.</li><li>If you are asked questions about your central line, you can answer honestly and explain what it is for, or if you don't feel like talking about it you can say that too.</li></ul><p>Your line can be more or less visible depending on where it is placed and what kind it is. Central lines can be kind of tricky when you need to change in a locker room, for instance for gym class or dance or sports practice. If you feel uncomfortable, try talking to your teacher to see if they can arrange a place for you to change in private. Wearing loose or patterned shirts can help hide a central line. </p><p>If someone asks you a question about your central line, advice from other teens is to just answer honestly. For example "This is my central line. I get medication through it into my blood and it will be taken out when I finish my treatment. It doesn’t hurt and it’s not really a big deal."</p><p>Of course, if you don’t feel like talking about it, you can say that too. What you reveal to others is up to you.</p>