A nurse is treating an adult client diagnosed with bone cancer. The nurse would include which common physical manifestation associated with early chemotherapy treatment in the patient's teaching? 

Superficial ecchymosis

Explanation

• Bone cancer patients often experience bleeding disorders during chemotherapy due to decreased platelet count and bone marrow.

• The first and most common sign they may see is easily bruised skin with ecchymosis.

• Bright red blood in the stool, skin necrosis, and excessive bleeding are not early signs of treatment.

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