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What causes a red rash on the sternum?

I am 59 yrs. old, weigh 142lbs and 5'4. I had my left kidney removed
3 yrs. ago because of infections. I had apartial hysterectomy in "89".
I had Basil Cell Carcinoma removed from my face 4 yrs. ago. My
on-going 6 month problem is a small round red rash on my sternum
chest. I was told before it my be Lymphoma but now after seeing
how medical cremes effected it I have been told it isn't cancer and
a biopsy has been refused. The round red rash changes in size
and color daily if not hourly. I have no fever, lumps or weight loss,
or itching.
When I have applied some cremes such as " Protopic" it has
caused swelling. The amount of time 6 -months I have had this
rash has me concerned and of course even the slightest possibility
that it my be a blood cancer such as Lymphoma is frightening.
Sat, 29 Dec 2018
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Hello,

You have to go for a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

We can not make a diagnosis without biopsy.

Consult a general surgeon and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What causes a red rash on the sternum?

Hello, You have to go for a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. We can not make a diagnosis without biopsy. Consult a general surgeon and he will direct you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician