A clip placement is a marker placed in the breast, lymph node, or both. It locates and marks an area of concern that a doctor found on a mammogram or ultrasound. After chemotherapy shrinks the tumour and lymph node, the doctor can still find these areas of concern and remove them.
Please tell the radiologist or technologists if you:
Don’t use aspirin and ibuprofen products during the 7 days before your clip placement.
Ask your healthcare provider if you should stop taking anti-inflammatories. These medicines can interfere with blood clotting, which can cause bleeding during or after the biopsy. It’s safe to use acetaminophen (Tylenol).
If you take blood thinners, talk to your healthcare provider before any procedure. Blood thinners can lead to a higher risk of bleeding.
For the clip placement:
Current as of: January 16, 2020
Author: Women’s Health, AHS
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