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Nose bleed

Purplerach
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Hi, 

I had a nose bleed this evening and was wondering if it is anything to worry about? 

I am currently on tamoxifen tablet and have had four days of 23 of radiotherapy.

thanks for replying  

Annerose-Macmillan
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Hi purplerach,

Thank you for contacting Macmillan Cancer Support, and welcome to our online community.

Nosebleed is not usually something that would be associated with tamoxifen. However, side effects of radiotherapy treatment includes sometimes a reduction of blood cells, which can lead to a nose bleed or bruising.

As this is a new symptom, my advice would be that you let your breast care team know about this. They would want to know anything that is new, and will keep a close eye on you, maybe check some blood test.

I hope this is helpful.

Annerose
(Cancer Information Nurse Specialist)