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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for paget's disease of breast?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Options: Paget's can be treated with removal of the nipple-areola area (lumpectomy) followed by radiation or total mastectomy which includes the nipple. Chemotherapy is not usually needed. Hormonal therapy is used if the tumor is estrogen or Progesterone positive.
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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgical Oncology 30 years experience
Surgery: First, mammogram and possibly MRI to determine whether there is more cancer in the breast. If not, then lumpectomy, which would remove the nipple & areola, followed by radiation, is one option. Mastectomy is another option, and reconstruction can be done at the same time. See a breast surgeon or surgical oncologist for a discussion of treatment options.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Options: Paget's can be treated with removal of the nipple-areola area (lumpectomy) followed by radiation or total mastectomy which includes the nipple. Chemotherapy is not usually needed. Hormonal therapy is used if the tumor is estrogen or Progesterone positive.
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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 24 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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A 19-year-old female asked about a female:

Can children have paget's disease of the breast?

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Dr. Pamela Paulhus
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
Not typical : Paget's disease of the breast is most common in the 50's, though there have been documented cases in adolescents and in folks in their 80's. If there is any kind of unusual finding on the outside of the breast (male or female), or new lumps felt, it is best to have it checked by a physician. Hope this is helpful.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you inform me of Paget's disease of the breast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Paget's Disease: Paget’s disease of the breast is a rare type of breast cancer that usually occurs in woman > age 50 years old ; involves the nipple ; areola. Symptoms can include breast lump, thickened skin, newly inverted or flattened nipple, itching, redness, scaly skin or crusted and oozing skin.
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A member asked:

What do you recommend for paget's disease of breast?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 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.
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