I just returned from a visit with an oncologist to start the the ball rolling regarding Provenge treatment. Everything went well, insurance will cover it, my condition says it's time for it, etc. All of a sudden she dropped a bomb on me. She told me that I would have to get a port placed in my chest for the six weeks during the procedure. She also stated that I would not be able to lift weights while the port is in my chest .Well I have been lifting weights for nearly 50 years non stop and having to quit for six weeks would mentally destroy me. The veins in both my arms are great, prominent, etc. I see no reason they can't be used. Has anyone had a chest port and done weight lifting, etc? I know this sounds absurd but I'm ready to cancel my provenge treatment. This port issue has my stress level to an all time high. How many of you went through Provenge treatment and had the veins in your arms used?