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Central linesCCentral linesCentral linesEnglishOncologyPre-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>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>
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 lines3534.00000000000Central linesCentral linesCEnglishOncologyPre-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>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><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>