A 44-year-old member asked:
If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? what should i do?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torresanswered
Pathology 35 years experience
See your doctor: Flaking or crusting of the nipples may represent eczema; however, paget's disease of the breast looks very similar. A biopsy may be necessary to diagnose. If paget's disease is diagnosed, there could be an underlying breast malignancy.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Can i get breast cancer by being repeatadly pinched on the breasts and nipples?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Moonanswered
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
No: There is no known link between repeated trauma to the breasts and developing breast cancer in the future.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
Can I get breast cancer from having my breasts/nipples pinched?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Breast cancer is unrelated to nipple or breast trauma.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 22, 2013
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