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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?

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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 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.

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