Why so many titanium clips?
I have already had one biopsy of the L breast with the insertion of a titanium clip. The diagnosis was atypical ductal hyperplasia. Now after a MRI and second ultrasound I have been referred to have two more biopsies one of a lymph node which I was told has an irregular shape and another small spot in the L breast. My doctor had planned to do a surgical biopsy/lumpectomy of the first area with the clip before I had the second ultrasound. When I asked if the clip that had been placed in that area would be removed at the time of the surgery she said yes but that that she would need to place probably six more in the area after the lumpectomy was completed. Now I am being told by radiology they want two more clips in the other two areas which are being biopsied. So we are talking 8 clips minimum. I am very uncomfortable with all this. Does this plan sound like the standard of care to everyone here?