Can You Refuse A Titanium Marker When You Have A Breast Biopsy/

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Asked by Prufrock

Can You Refuse A Titanium Marker When You Have A Breast Biopsy/

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I'm sure it's your right to refuse anything connected with your biopsy. However, without the marker, they'd be hard pressed to go back in and find the exact site of the biopsy, should cancer be diagnosed and a lumpectomy required -; that's the purpose of the marker, it marks the spot. If you refuse the marker, I'd guess they might make you sign a consent form releasing them from responsibility if further surgery is unsuccessful. And remember, despite what you may read here, only a very, VERY small number of women experience a bad reaction to titanium, or to the clip; for most of us, it's not a problem. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel