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is paget's disease in the breast?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes and no: Pagets disease refers to an osseous lesion where there is over growth of bone and an extensive exophytic lesion can develop especially in the H&N area. Pagets of the breast is a disease of the very terminal milk duct system spilling out into the nipple and areola complex to present as a skin lesion.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Resect: Pagets disease of the breast is cancer in the terminal ducts of the breast at the level of the nipple where the disease usually ulcerates the nipple and spills out over the areola. Depending on the extent of involvement a partial or more extensive surgical resection of the breast is indicated.

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Is paget's disease of breast curable?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
It may be: Like other types of breast cancer with prompt and appropriate treatment there is a good likelihood that paget's disease can be successfully treated.
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What do you recommend for paget's disease of breast?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Need a biopsy: Paget's disease of the breast is one of the ways breast cancer can manifest. It is usually due to breast cancer in the nipple/areolar area. It may be confused with dermatitis or eczema. If there is any suspicion for paget's disease of the breast diagnostic imaging of the breast need to be done as a general work up. Then followed by a biopsy even if the mammogram and ultrasound studies are negative.
A member asked:

Will paget's disease of breast kill me?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Possible: Possible, because paget's disease of the breast is associated with an underlying breast cancer (in situ and/or invasive) in almost 90% of cases, often without an associated breast mass or mammographic abnormality. The prognosis will depend on the underlying beast cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of breast?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Skin rash: An eczematous skin rash affecting the nipple and areola due to an underlying breast cancer is Paget disease. A mass/lump may or may not be palpable.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can Paget's disease of breast be treated?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Possible: The treatment is surgical resection. However, because paget's disease of the breast is associated with an underlying breast cancer (in situ and/or invasive) in almost 90% of cases, often without an associated breast mass or mamm abnormality. This underlying cancer has to be treated accordingly based on the er/pr/her2 neu and staging, etc.The prognosis will depend on the underlying beast cancer.

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