Skin Discoloration

Leer esta página en español

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 Discussion Boards for advice.

Was this resource helpful?

Yes No
Back to Top