My midwife found a lump last week and referred me out for an US. Im 20w pregnant. The ultrasound revealed a mass so they want to biopsy it. It is probably a fibroadenoma but it's guilty of being cancer until proven otherwise. That's how medicine works, right? Im kicking myself for letting the midwife talk me into a U/S to be honest. Now Im just a big stress ball of worry and can barely function even though I know logically this is nothing. I hate the whole persona of diagnostic medical professionals. No explanations, no "breast changes are normal in pregnancy but lets just take a look to be safe".. just it could be malignant until proven otherwise.
I know that they have been using biopsy markers for many years and everyone feels they are safe, but I have read stories of them migrating, causing pain, causing allergic reaction, causing systemic reaction, etc. And it isnt as easy to get the darn things out as it is to put them in.
I really dont feel good about having a piece of metal hanging out in my body and wanted to get feedback on how others have handled this. I called the coordinator today to ask if I could refuse the marker or if we had any other options and she said nobody has ever refused the marker and she didnt thing the Doctor would agree to that. Yay for having control over my medical care. The Doctor/Radiologist is supposed to call me back this afternoon to talk to me about it.