My mom (79) finished her chemo and radiation this year for stage 2 IDC and gets recurrent bouts of shingles. She is on valtrex when that occurs. She received a cat scan and had a check up with the oncologist in September. The oncologist nurse saw her. Everything looked good she said.
She called to tell me that the site of the mastectomy is bruising and she thinks that she has the shingles again. When she had shingles last time there was what appeared to be a bit of "old looking" bruising with little blistering...just a rash.
Can shingles cause bruising? She is currently resting out of state and will not be back until the holidays for a scheduled check-up with her oncologist. I am worried... and I know my mom is too.. Can you get inflammatory breast cancer at a site of a mastectomy? There is no rash with this shingles...just bruising.