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Where's the clip gone?


Re: Where's the clip gone?

Hello Max1ne


Welcome to the forums, I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis.

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Where's the clip gone?

Hi! I was recently diagnosed with grade 2 cancer in my left breast. At the time of my original biopsy a clip was placed as a sort of x marks the spot. I had the tracer injection the day before my op which was a little more uncomfortable than I had expected (as nothing had been painful so far). On the morning of surgery I had a guide wire inserted! This wasn't overly successful as the Dr wasn't 100% sure he was in the right place as the clip had gone! After my op to remove the lump and a node my surgeon informed me she wasn't sure she was in the right place exactly as the wire guide had moved and there was no clip in either sample of tissue that she took!! I now have to wait two weeks to find out if she's been successful at removing the cancer or not! If not I will be having it all done again! But my question is this? If the clip has disappeared to the point that it now cannot be located on a scan, where has it gone? Has this happened to anyone else?