Fibroids are common, benign tumours that grow in the uterus and are found in over 70% of women at some point in their lifetimes. They rarely turn cancerous and are only problematic when they cause symptoms including pain, heavy periods or infertility amongst others.
PICC is an acronym for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter. It is a plastic catheter that enters the body in a peripheral vein, usually the arm and has a tip in a large central vein, usually in the chest.
A portacath or port is an implanted device that facilitates administration of medications directly to the large (central) veins of your body. This allows drugs to be given safely, reliably and with minimal injury to your venous system.