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Kaf Stringer
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 hello, I was wondering if you might know what these bruises might be. My sister has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She finished her radiotherapy in February. These bruises have started to appear on her breasts and she's not sure why. Any help you can give will be gratefully received. 

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Ellen M-Macmillan
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Thanks for getting in touch with us.

It’s understandable why you want to know why bruises have just started to appear on your sister’s breasts. But it’s difficult for us as nurses on this type of platform to say why this is happening.

We would always advise that anyone who has new, persistent or worsening symptoms that they are checked by a doctor. It’s important that your sister is seen by her GP or hospital doctor today so that her bruises can be properly assessed.

Best wishes

Ellen-Macmillan Online Digital Nurse Specialist.