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Can a hard bean like purple patch on skin be a sign of cancer ?

My mom showed me a bruise on her leg which is on the inside above her knee .Yesterday it was purple big as a dime today its black almost big as a quarter,with a hard bean knot underneath.She is 74 years of age and has a history of cancer which was breast cancer and been in remission since 1989.She had both breast removed could this be a sign of someother kind of cancer?She said she didn t hurt her leg
Asked On : Fri, 3 Jun 2011
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Hi Debbie!
Welcome to bruise could be due internal bleeding which can be due to deficiency of platelets.Please do a blood profile which includes platelet count,bleeding time,clotting time etc..It is rare for a recurrance like this however you will have to do these tests.
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