Skin Discoloration

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Your skin may change color during breast cancer treatment, sometimes taking on a red color, turning darker, or looking black, blue, green, or yellow (as if you have a bruise).

Breast cancer treatments that may cause skin discoloration:

Some pain medications also may affect the color of your skin.

Skin discoloration also can happen if you're experiencing other treatment side effects such as a rash or an injection reaction.

Learn more about managing radiation-related skin side effects in the Radiation Therapy section.

Managing skin discoloration

In most cases, skin discoloration fades after you finish treatment. If you're concerned about a change in the color of your skin, talk to your doctor.

For more tips, ask the members of the Breastcancer.org Discussion Boards for advice.

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