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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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.
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Crusting rash: A typical rash around the nipple or areola. More advanced cases may have a breast mass underneath the nipple or palpable lymph nodes in the armpit.
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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Visible irritation: Pagets disease of breat is a rare form of breast cancer. Symptoms include: -flaky or scaly skin on your nipple -crusty, oozing or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola or both -itching -redness -a tingling or burning sensation -straw-colored or bloody nipple discharge -a flattened or turned-in nipple -a lump in the breast -thickening skin on the breast.
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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?

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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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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for paget's disease of breast?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Biopsy: Paget's disease is a rare form of breast cancer. It is diagnosed after obtaining a biopsy of the area on the nipple or areola. In many cases, there are no abnormalities seen on mammogram or ultrasound. Once a diagnosis is made, a breast MRI may be performed to look for additional lesions in the breast. Paget's has a good prognosis if diagnosed early.
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