This trial is comparing different types of central lines that doctors use to give long term chemotherapy.
You can have chemotherapy as an injection into a vein. This is fine for short term treatment. But when you have long term chemotherapy your doctor may suggest having a tube put in that can stay in for a long time. It means that you won’t need to have a needle put into your arm each time you have treatment.
These are generally called central lines . There are 3 types of central line doctors can use
Both the central line and portacath go into your body through a large vein in the centre of your chest. The PICC line goes into a vein in your arm.
Most hospitals use all 3 types of central lines. But they don’t know which is the best or cheapest to use. The researchers want to find this out by comparing them.
Taking part in this trial will not affect any treatment you have.