Friday, September 2, 2011

Breast Biopsy Marker Clip

Breast Biopsy Marker Clip

Since my biopsy I have some concerns. One concern that haunts me is the clips that they inserted in my breast. I have talked to some people and did some research and have gotten different answers. I even spoke to one women that just found out that she will need a biopsy and was told that she would be having a clip placed in her. She advised that she did not want this and was told that they would not be able to do the procedure unless a clip was placed in the area of concern. The answer was it was their policy. Is this right, and should they tell us that we can not have a procedure if we do not have a marker to label the area.

I have done some research and in the findings below you will see that this procedure is being done quite often and is very profitable . Should this be done and are there side effects? According to the material I found from the medical media, there are no side effects. However, if you google it, you will see that there are women that have expressed that there are side effects. So women when it comes time for you to have a biopsy of the breast DO YOUR RESEARCH before having it done. Ask questions ;after all it is your body.

Marker clips used for breast biopsies are made of titanium or surgical stainless steel and are about 2 millimeters in size. When the radiologist or surgeon feels a marker should be used, they are inserted at the end of breast core or needle biopsy procedures to mark the site of the biopsy for later reference. This is an important step to take since most abnormalities biopsied are small or subtle and can become extremely difficult or impossible to identify after a core biopsy procedure.

When a biopsy result is abnormal and an excision or lumpectomy is necessary, the marker clip allows accurate localization of the abnormal site for removal so that as little tissue as necessary is removed while optimizing the chance of clear margins.

Most patients have normal (benign) results from these types of biopsy, however the presence of the marker is very reassuring when seen on follow-up mammograms; it shows exactly where the area was biopsied. This avoids confusion in interpretation of follow-up mammograms and can prevent the need for future biopsies in that same area.

The marker is safe; sensitivity to the material is very rare. In general women cannot feel the clip. They do not set off airport detectors and do not cause interference problems in MRI.

 Each tissue marker is only 3mm (less than 1/8") in size. A breast tissue marker is placed after a breast biopsy to help locate the site for future reference.

During your breast biopsy procedure most of the lesion may have been removed and could potentially be difficult to locate after the biopsy.

Therefore, it has become standard practice for a physician to place a breast tissue marker at the site of the biopsy for future reference. Marking the site also helps to ensure that the correct area was biopsied.

The markers are made of materials that will show up on your follow-up

mammogram. The presence of the marker can be very reassuring when seen on follow-up mammograms because it shows exactly where the area was biopsied.

This can prevent the need for future biopsies in that same area.

UltraClip®Breast Tissue Markers Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the marker safe?

A. Yes, the marker has been tested and proven to be

safe and effective.

Q. Will the marker set off metal detectors at the airport?

A. No, the marker is only 3mm in size and will not set off metal detectors.

Q. Will I feel the marker?

A. The marker is only 3mm in size and it is unlikely that you will feel the marker.

Q. Will the marker move around?

A. Once the marker is placed, it is unlikely that the marker will move. The

markers are designed to attach to breast tissue and prevent migration.

The marker will not travel to other parts of the body.

Q. Will I be able to have an MRI procedure?

A. Yes, the marker can be safely scanned with MRI under appropriate

conditions. Notify the physician performing the MRI that you have a

breast tissue marker implant.

Q. How does the marker get removed from my breast?

A. The marker is designed to stay permanently in your breast. The marker

will only be removed if your lesion is surgically removed.

Q. Am I getting a marker because I have cancer?

A. No, the marker is intended to identify the site of your biopsy. The

marker helps confirm the correct area was biopsied.

Q. Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

A. Please consult with your physician if you have additional questions or concerns.



 

Stereotactic breast biopsy is growing at a rate of 25% per year. Over 370,000 clips were deployed in the US last year. This simple elegant biodegradable marker will attract a considerable share of this rapidly growing market.

HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEK END

 

 

34 comments:

medi richardson said...

The Q/A was really helpful. Thank you so much. The staff did not explain much about these markers and I was too preoccupied with the though of a possible cancer to ask questions. I fell more prepared to recieve test eults next week.

Anonymous said...

Can I have an ultra sound and mri once markets have to been placed.

Sheryl Malin said...

Yes, you can have a MRI or CT scan after markers are in place. For the past two 1/2 years I have been having them done every six months to follow up. Just let them know that you have markers there. In my case it was good for they can see that I have manage the cancer for all they can see are the markers.....

Anonymous said...

I had it done because it was suppose to be best for me. I did not want it in there. I have had a burning sensation, breast painful and have been trying to get this thing out of my breast for a year now. I didn't know it was very profitable. I am angry and frustrated, now my legs are having swelling and I have a gut feeling it is this titanium so called marker. in my opinion get the little fibroid tumor out had it done before and quit fooling around with my breast.

Ohio said...

I too, feel like I was not given any time to do research about what they were putting into my body. I was so worked up about the possibility of cancer I just let them do whatever. It has been 3 years now since this marker was put in. I have not been back since. I have pain and always feel like there is something in there. I would really like to get this out but don't want to go thru another expensive and stressful ordeal. It angers me that so much of all this mamo, biopsy, and markers are all about the money!

cindy said...

wow I agree! I had a biopsy 3 years ago and have been in pain ever since! I still have cancer but I feel that the pain stems from the marker! Now that 3 years have lapsed you can see just how much breast tissue has been removed. About half of my breast! Why didnt they just remove the tumor as it should not be there regardless of whether it has cancer or not! Like they did to my Great grandmother 100 years ago who then lived into her 90's and did not die from cancer!

Anonymous said...

APRIL 2,2015 3YRS SINCE PARTIAL MASTECTOMY AND RECENT BILATERAL MRI = MAMO AND MRI RESULTS SHOWS MARKERS STILL IN MY BREAST TOGETHER WITH SOMETHING THAT CAN NOT BE DETERMINED. BREAST IS TWICE THE SIZE OF MY OTHER ONE. HOT TO THE TOUCH, PAINFUL, SWOLLEN NIPPLE AND ARIOLA FEELS LIKE ELECTRIC SHOCKS UPON CLOTHING TOUCHING IT OR RANOMLY HAPPENS ON ITS OWN, SHOCKS, PINCHING , DEEP PAIN. RASHES AND ITCING APPEAR ALSO CHILLS AT RANDOM TIMES. MOTHER DIED OF BREAST CA, TWO FIRST COUSINS DIED OF BREST CA. REQUSTED A MASTECTOMY REATHER THAN A LUMPECTOMY BASED ON MY FAMILY HX. SURGEON STATED ,"WE DO NOT DO THAT ANYMORE." IN CONSTANT PAIN, WENT THROUGH RADIATION AND SUFFERED RADIATION DERMATITIS. ALL THE PROFESSIONALS, (AND I USE THAT TERM LIGHTLY) POO'D, POO"D, ALL MY COMPLAINTS AND ONE SAID " SOMETIMES IT IS GOOD TO HAVE an active mind and other times it is not. What compassion for treating patients suffering with the EMPORER OF ALL MALADIES "CANCER. STEREOTACTIC BX WAS BARBARIC AND BRUTAL TOGETHER WITH THE SO CALLED LUMPECTOMY. I HAD A CLUSTER, NOT A LUMP WHICH WAS INVASIVE DUCTAL CA, LYMPH #2 NEGATIVE FOR MAILGNANCY. THOROUGHLY DISGUSTED WITH THE BARBARIC MONEY MAKING BUSINESS. I WAS ALSO CHIDED BY PHYSICIANS THAT I WOULD BE LOPSIDED IF I HAD A UNILATERAL MASTECTOMY, HOW DISGUSTING AND RUDE. MY MOTHER HAD A PHROTHESES MADE TO HER EXACT MEASUREMENTS AND SHE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL. SHE PASSED IN THREE YEARS METASTIC CA TO THE BRAIN.

Anonymous said...

Same here. Found out about the maker on my way out the door. I don't understand the need for these things. How did the Breast Cancer Community ever get along without the markers in the old days? They said "it marks the biopsy spot". Hell ask me and I can show you the biopsy spot. And how in the hell did they find the biopsy spot in the first place without "A MARKER THERE TO SHOW THEM THE SPOT". I want this thing out. Or maybe we are all being tracked. Also, do they put markers in all biopsy procedures? I haven't heard any men complaining about a piece of metal in any prostrate procedures?

Anonymous said...

Can anybody say "CLASS ACTION SUIT?

tracy lee said...

Had a biopsy 3weeks ago how long does it take for your breast to feel normal got a hematoma from it had to be drained still feel like I have a small hematoma how long does this last.help

tracy lee said...

Had a biopsy 3weeks ago how long does it take for your breast to feel normal got a hematoma from it had to be drained still feel like I have a small hematoma how long does this last.help

Anonymous said...

I came in for my scheduled breast biopsy.
The technician advised me a few minutes before the procedure
what they were going to do.
I listened to what she had to say.
She got up to the end point where she said "we will leave behind titanium marker clip in your breast" when the biopsy is done.

I was shocked,surprised,and taken aback.
I was not expecting this. I was not told this in advance of my appointment.
I was given no options.

I asked why this titanium metal marker will be left in my breast.
The technician said in case they need to go back in to remove cancer.
I asked what if it's not cancer will you remove this foreign body marker clip.

The technician said no it stays in there for good and it would be surgery to have it removed.

How come men don't require metal marker clips implanted for prostate cancer biopsy but women have too??
Why don't we women have options??
Why wont any facility perform a biopsy without a metal marker clip left in the breasty??
Where are my options?? I guess there are none!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was told after mammo and ultrasound I'd have to have biopsy with the clip. Then I did research and found several forums in which women like you complained about pain, swelling and redness. When I told the radiologist I didn't want the clip, he said he wouldn't do it without it. So then I wrote him a letter explaining that many women have had problems, and I sent him 4 pages of complaints. He called yesterday to say he understood my concerns better. He explained that if I were to have a hematoma, the clip would make it easier to find the spot for excision if cancerous; otherwise they'd have to wait up to a few months for the hematoma to resolve. I said I was willing to take that chance, and he said he would do it without the clip. I want to thank all of you for your comments which have helped me and my doctor come to this decision.

Anonymous said...

3 year of pain and never told why.....they said to take advil.....it didnt help much.....whats should I take next? vicodan?

Anonymous said...

ps......after 3 years of pppppain continued.......I went to many nurses and doctors at the center for help with the pain....all they said was it might be coffe....it will go away...take a mammogram........I took many mammograms 2 months apart with not answer.....then they said they found something on the other breast and wanted to biopsy it......they went to do it but then couldnt find it......that was an ordeal!....more mammograms (2d) ...I said I need the 3D one but they didnt have it so I went to UCLA and had it done there and they found nothing.....I took about 7 mammograms at the other place and got fed up with , we dont know yet!....UCLA did it 1 time and said come back in 1 year not every 3 months......I am still mad about the clips because I still have breast and lumph node pain......what should I do????? thanks..renee

CHAVA said...

I agree that unnecessary Stereotactic breast biopsy are done because of money and profit. Women are so vulnerable and after a doctor says you have a suspicion, we are so scared and then they tell us the biopsy is nothing. In fact, they don't say anything about the procedure and how invasive it is and how swollen and painful you will be for months. Its part of the system that cons us into unnecessary procedures to try and scare us for their own benefit. I will never take another mammogram, only thermagrams and I stay healthy by staying away from doctors.
I too have a marker/clip and I am sure that it has unhealthy side effects. We women need to stand up for ourselves and document these procedures.

REBON said...

This titanium marker is absolutely bad news, I've been suffering with pain and bleeding for over five years. I have also developed a large mass outside the breast. Too many of us are suffering in silence and nothing is being done except to continue to suggest that this is a necessary and needed procedure. I learned about the marker just before the biopsy--nothing was in the literature I was given prior to. I did not want the marker, but the doctor told me he could remove it just the way he put it in if I later wanted it out. Well when I called him three months later to ask him to remove it, he said he must have told me that he had heard of them being removed but had never done it himself; neither did he know a doctor who had done it. Too many women are being deceived and too many of us are suffering. I agree with CHAVA.
IF NOT YET A VICTIM, DO NOT BECOME ONE. REFUSE THE MARKER!!!

Anonymous said...

I had a biopsy, nurse told me they left markers in me for the convenience of them to fine calcium deposits if needed. I have been been hurting since September. I have been to 6 Drs. and showed them a red rash underneath my LB plus a 5" red streak. Drs.treated me for everything but the problem and was I was in so much pain my Blood pressure went up to 325 while I was being treated in ER/ Dr. sent me to a thyroid specialist as I have had a small goiter for 10 yrs, and now =enlarged. I showed her my rash and streak. She said those markers needed out. I went back to imaging center the DR. saw the shape I was in and agreed that I was allergic to the markers. Now, I have to go to a breast surgeon to get them removed. I know how these women feel and I wish they had a lawsuit against them. I can barely walk, I am not heavy and my left arm is very weak. I am a very active person and this has really been a strain on my body. Dr. also said she could have hit a nerve in my breast and it is sending a signal to my brain letting me know that I am in great pain. I am afraid of this whole mess and I have to use a cane to walk. It has also given me chronic fatigue. Who is going to pay for this BIG mistake I have going through?? I will never have another biopsy because Dr. explained what all could happen for a simple biopsy.

Anonymous said...

I must say that REBON is right---markers are bad news and nurse said I was lucky she told me---afterwards and mot all imaging clinics do not tell the women. I am not a LIBERATED, in your face woman, but this is wrong, wrong, wrong. SOLUTION---I have to return to same imaging clinic Dr. will put a tracer wire in me--then I have to go to hospital to a surgeon--he will follow tracer wire and cut markers out and hopefully will not mess me up more. We need all the prayers we can get for this mess and I am afraid.

Anonymous said...

I just read all the great things about these markers and it was like fiction is louder than truth. Down the road I am sure these markers will be----well, we just did not understand the full effects that women do not have the same bodies and we did not know they could move. Wish these people could walk around with 2 small pebbles in their shoes and see how long that would last. Sorry to sound so bitter, but these things(as other women) have caused me much pain every day that I can hardly do anything because my left side burns like fire at times and I have to pick up my LB. place it on a pillow because it HURTS. But at least she informed me--AFTERWARDS.

Anonymous said...

I returned to my regular DR., supposedly Endo Dr. suggested markers be removed, I went back to Dr. that placed them in me, she saw that I could barely walk, suggested that they be removed and would let my regular DR. know---went to her yesterday, told her the whole story and she explained to me that I was feeling all the pain coming from left side of brain and suggested that I watch a short clip about dealing with pain on u-tube and I needed to see a therapist because the biopsy had been a traumatic episode for me and also a psychologist to deal with this 5 month ordeal to talk me through this pain. I do take pain medicine and a nerve med, but they are not keeping pain down. Supposedly, now, she is making me an appointment with a breast surgeon to talk and evaluate damage. I just do not know how longer I can put up with this pain in my breast and not being able to walk. My Dr. said she had the implants and she did not know of anyone who had any problems. She discourages me from going on internet to look up any medical conditions, but yet, she wants me to go to u-tube to watch a short movie on dealing with pain, although your brain is telling you otherwise; maybe a therapist can talk to my breast and my knee and tell them nothing is wrong, although I can barely walk, loss of appetite and have suffered with this 5 mos. and never thought about markers hurting until my son said mom, there are many complaints about this on net and I am experiencing what everyone else is and was not notified of markers being left in me until it was over. If anyone starts a class action, please post it.

kira swanson said...

It is almost five years since my sister had chemo, lumpectomy and radiation. When it all began, she was told to "Stay off the internet!" Her thick, long hair fell out and now she is nearly bald. She has neuropathy pain from the chemo and her legs feel rubbery/limp and nearly collapse on her. She has excruciating pain from the surgery site and the clips as well as where the lymph nodes were removed. This once active, healthy woman's life is extremely compromised and she lives in constant pain.

She had a clip placed when she had a biopsy and it caused her a great deal of pain. I read many similar comments to those on this blog about pain from clips. Before she had a lumpectomy, she asked the surgeon about the possibility of pain from the clip and was told he had never heard of anyone having pain from them (yeah, right!), but that he would remove it when he did the lumpectomy. I don't know if he removed it, but HE PUT IN FIVE MORE CLIPS. After the lumpectomy, she was told that they did not find any cancer! She has such terrible pain from the clips. Several times a day, she says it just "grabs" her. She asked the surgeon to remove them and he told her it would do more harm than good and there was no guarantee that he could find all of them.

What is going on with all these cancer victims is criminal. They are not victims of cancer but of the treatment. The stabbing pain from the clips is almost unbearable, but we have not been able to find a doctor who will remove them. Can anyone tell us how we can find a surgeon who can do this?

We have done a great deal of research about natural cures for cancer and have learned that God has placed them all around us! A person must change their diet. There is a scripture that says, "The curse causeless shall not come." Cancer is a curse that is usually brought on by a poor diet. Go to cancertutor.com. There is so much information out there. It is not natural to poison, cut and burn a person's body. Their body is already sick and it can't possibly be good for them--only makes their immune system worse. Eat lots of good vegetables and don't have dairy, meat or sugar. God bless you, my friends. My heart aches for you and I love each one of you.

kira swanson said...

The above comment was made by Mary, not Kira. I tried to change to my name but was unable to.

Angela said...

I too had markers put in my breast during a biopsy. Four years later, I still have pain. I have decided I'm going to have them removed. The markers they used are shaped like breast cancer ribbons, essentially tiny barbs. What a brilliant idea. Don't get the biopsy if it requires markers, especially if you have any metal allergies. I didn't have cancer, but now I have constant pain. This is a money maker for hospitals. There seriously needs to be a class action lawsuit regarding markers being used in biopsies.

Angela said...

I too had markers put in my breast during a biopsy. Four years later, I still have pain. I have decided I'm going to have them removed. The markers they used are shaped like breast cancer ribbons, essentially tiny barbs. What a brilliant idea. Don't get the biopsy if it requires markers, especially if you have any metal allergies. I didn't have cancer, but now I have constant pain. This is a money maker for hospitals. There seriously needs to be a class action lawsuit regarding markers being used in biopsies.

April said...

My marker vibrates sending pulses through my chest towards my heart...?

April said...

Thank you so much. Mayor and a half ago I had a stage 4 breast cancer metastasized into my chest lymph nodes in armpit + pre cancer in my left breast they did a biopsy and placed a marker it was the most painful procedure I've ever gone through in my entire life only the part of placing the marker the marker has since been left behind because like you mentioned above I found God and cured my own cancer through him and the diet and the marker is still there due to the fact I never had the breasts removed or a lumpectomy sitting on the porch today educating and researching on my phone the marker and my breasts begin to vibrate sending pulses across to my chest Into the Heart area this happened 2 times in about 40 minutes. The marker itself has also migrated about an inch upward which the doctor tried to convince me was new cancer growth and told me that my marker would not show up on any kind of imagery and tried to convince me that I know I needed to have double mastectomy and radiation which I still chose not to do I am now cancer-free even though they won't say I am and there is a 7/8 inch Mass surrounding the marker I can feel the very top of it and I believe it is the breast cancer ribbon shaped one but every now and then I get a double stabbing pain which I believe is from the ends of the marker stabbing into this mass of possible scar tissue that now surrounds it it is very frustrating there needs to be a class action lawsuit started I just don't know not for money game but to make sure that this is known worldwide and to stop the ladies from being uninformed or misinformed and tell it's too late thank you may Yahoo a bless everybody amen

April said...

Thank you so much. A year and a half ago I had a stage 4 breast cancer metastasized into my chest lymph nodes in armpit + pre cancer in my left breast diagnosis. they did a biopsy and placed a marker. it was the most painful procedure I've ever gone through in my entire life: only the part of placing the marker. the marker has since been left behind because like you mentioned above I found Yahua and cured my own cancer through Him with diet and the marker is still there due to the fact I never had the breasts removed or a lumpectomy. sitting on the porch today educating and researching on my phone the marker in my breast began to vibrate sending pulses across my chest Into the Heart area. this happened 2 times in about 40 minutes. The marker itself has also migrated about an inch upward which the doctor tried to convince me was new cancer growth and told me that my marker would not show up on any kind of imagery and tried to convince me again that I now needed to have double mastectomy and radiation which I still chose not to do. I am now cancer-free even though they won't say I am and there is a 7/8 inch Mass surrounding the marker. I can feel the very top of it and I believe it is the breast cancer ribbon shaped one but every now and then I get a double stabbing pain which I believe is from the ends of the marker stabbing into this mass of possible scar tissue that now surrounds it. it is very frustrating there needs to be a class action lawsuit started and not for money gain but to make sure that this is known worldwide and to stop the ladies from being uninformed or misinformed until it's too late. I have no idea why my breast is vibrating but there are other numerous posts and blogs about it happening with other women and of course they're not giving us any answers let alone admitting that it happens. thank you may Yahua bless those all seeking the TRUTH amen

Unknown said...

I think it's part of covert ops where "the markers" are actually "chips" but everyone thinks I'm crazy. Nice to know I'm not the only one who believes these are evil.

Anonymous said...

I had a breast biopsy and the marker placed two years ago. It was benign but I too have had pain and a pulling sensation. I told the Dr. last year at my annual exam and she just acted like it may be scar tissue. I can almost feel exactly where it is due to the pain in my breast. Some days it radiates around to my back.

Anonymous said...

What kind of " chips " ?

Anonymous said...

I am 6 weeks post biopsy/clip placement. My breast is very damaged, and I am an emotional wreck. I had a lovely breast before this all started. But when I went in for routine mammogram, and they saw tiny cyst. I said I already knew about benign cyst, but they never saw on mammogram, so they needed to check it. They wanted to do a diagnostic mammo. I asked about insurance, and they said I was "fully covered."
The diagnostic was painful. It was a different machine which used more heavy and concentrated compression. They hoped to "smash down" the cyst to prove it was benign. (Their words) Didn't work, so they ordered ultrasound. Again, tried to smash cyst with the ultrasound wand. Very painful. Cyst did not smash. So they scheduled biopsy.

By day of biopsy, I was having a full-blown cancer scare, and was freaked out. They took me into an office for brief consultation, where they told me about the marker clip. I never heard of this before, so it was upsetting. They assured me it was for my good, and it would not cause any problems. Under complete duress, I let them go ahead. It was not informed decision. I was strong-armed into it under threat of cancer. No time to think or research.

The biopsy was also painful, as Lidacaine does not work on me. I felt the entire procedure. The needle going in, chopping out samples, and withdrawal of needle. Did that three times, in spite of pain. I was so afraid of cancer, I took pain. Then the clip insertion.

When clip was placed, I started bleeding a lot. Nurse had to apply extreme thrust and pressure for a long time to stop it. Pain. Then came news that they had to do another mammogram to check clip placement. I went through motions like zombie., then got sent home with ice pack. (Still being told I was "covered" for all of this.)

After three days of anxiety, they called saying it was benign. During next few weeks I had pain/bruising. After 10 days, more bruising developed out of the blue. Then I got billing information in mail. My share of the cost is nearly $600.00. I spent a whole day arguing with billing office and insurance company about it, since their booklet, the Medicare booklet, and the doctors all said I was "fully covered." I was told it was "your fault for signing up for our policy, and your fault for not checking on your coverage before doing the procedure," and also, "but aren't you glad to know your cyst was benign?" I said, "I never thought there was anything wrong in the first place!"

After about four weeks, it seemed like it was getting better, but breast began to look discolored, and rash started near the incision. I have more pain, and severe itching. Breast looks bad.
I left online messages with two doctors, but can't do anything until after weekend. Meanwhile, the symptoms seem like aggressive breast cancer (it looks like the pictures too) so I'm right back to breast cancer anxiety, only now it's worse because I can see and feel it, whereas there was nothing wrong with breast before this whole thing started.

Then I'm reading all these blogs of horror stories with these clips, and how much radiation mammograms give off since I have now had three in a row. And, I have to pay $600.00 for this (so far), get into fights with insurance company, still worry about breast cancer (which I will now worry about for the rest of my life as long as that clip is in there), and whatever is going wrong with this poor tortured breast, not to mention my extreme anxiety has brought on another bout of vertigo, so I can hardly function. And for what?

Dee said...

In March of 2015 I had a biopsy in which I had the clip placed in my left breast. since that time ive had constant breast pain, itching and rash. I have also developed additional lumps in the area. When I went back to my primary Dr in February 2016 she sent me back to the breast center for another mammogram. they X-rayed and biopsied the same area with the clip. this time results came back positive for cancer. Not only did I go through a year of pain with the clip but I also believe it had something to do with my positive cancer status. that is what lead me to start searching to see if other women have reported problems. I am devastated and considering legal action. How do I prove the damage this clip done to me? "Dee from Oklahoma"

Amia Clairsentient said...

Five months ago I had a breast biopsy and the doctor put in the chip/marker without my consent, I didn't know I had one until I went to my post op appointment. I'm so upset, he didn't tell me, If I would have known ahead of time I would have refused the Marker! Now I'm fatigued and dizzy and I have a rash on my chest and breast. I don't want another biopsy, turns out the doctor lied and said he was going to just take out a tiny sample of tissue/ the lump ,and I find out later he took out 12 samples and went around the lump completely missing it! He did this on purpose to make more money off me! He was hoping to get me into another surgery, he even said he missed the lump! Well obviously he missed it on purpose, again to get me in another surgery so he can profit off of me. I'm so depressed and upset about this! I went and found another doctor but he won't remove it, he wants me to get another biopsy so he can make money then he said he'll try to find a way to have another surgeon remove it. I don't even want another biopsy, I just want the metal out of my body! Don't trust these doctors people, please! He violated me spiritually, mentally and physically! I have a spiritual and philosophical objection to these foreign materials also with vaccines , they don't care about us, they only care about their bank accounts!!!