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Breast Cancer

Bruise

07/31/2009

Question:

I have a black bruise on my breast that I found tonight. Should I be concerned? I don`t recall hurting myself. My mother died of breast cancer.

Answer:

A bruise that stays the same and then resolves in a week or so should not be a worry. If it continues to grow after noticing it, or if you continue to have a lump there, it should be checked by a breast surgeon.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University