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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possible: Breast cancers can involve the nipple areolar region of the breast. Please see your doctor for an exam and an evaluation if you are concerned.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. W ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Cancer on breast: The areola and the nipple are distinct structures but are related. There can be skin cancers on the areola (bcc, scc, melanoma) and there can be breas ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cancer unlikely: This is probably a minor skin irritation. Your GP can deal with it very effectively. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: I cannot tell here what kind of breast lump you have. It could be a benign cyst or skin cyst. It could be something else. The nipple discharge sounds ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
Not likely: With that said, breast pain and redness of the breast can be associated with cancer. More commonly this is associated with mastitis (infection of the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Pink/redness: Slight pink/redness around part of your areola would not normally be a risk factor for breast cancer. If the rash/discoloration persists, be sure to s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not about the spots: But if there is a family history of br ca, you may need closer surveillance. The spots are likely just areas with less pigment.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If not pregnant,: a pregnancy test to be sure, this likely irregular ovulation, could be from insulin resistance/polycystic ovarian syndrome. The darkening is from the ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Get an exam: You are wise to do self breast exams. An irregular swelling should be examined by a doctor familiar with breasts. . If a mammogram is needed, that can ... Read More
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