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Is breast bruising a sign of breast cancer?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pain, a lump, nipple discharge or bleeding are signs of breast cancer.
Bruising is not.

In brief: No

Pain, a lump, nipple discharge or bleeding are signs of breast cancer.
Bruising is not.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Generally this is not a common sign of cancer especially if there's been any trauma to the breast.
There is a rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory carcinoma that may sort of look like a bruise early on, but it is extremely rare.

In brief: No

Generally this is not a common sign of cancer especially if there's been any trauma to the breast.
There is a rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory carcinoma that may sort of look like a bruise early on, but it is extremely rare.
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

This would not be a common symptom. You should however let your primary care physician know about your concerns.

In brief: Probably not

This would not be a common symptom. You should however let your primary care physician know about your concerns.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Breat bruising

Breast bruising by itself is not a sign of breast cancer.
Sometimes a scar from previous trauma may resemble a suspicious mass on mammogram but black and blue type of brushing is not associated with cancer.

In brief: Breat bruising

Breast bruising by itself is not a sign of breast cancer.
Sometimes a scar from previous trauma may resemble a suspicious mass on mammogram but black and blue type of brushing is not associated with cancer.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope

The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast.
Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. A skin rash or redness is usually due to an infection, although inflammatory cancer may appear as such. In reality, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever.

In brief: Nope

The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast.
Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. A skin rash or redness is usually due to an infection, although inflammatory cancer may appear as such. In reality, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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