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A 32-year-old member asked:

For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Eczema: In a teen age girl breast cancer is highly unlikely. If the rash persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should see your doctor.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Rash: Paget's disease in a teenager would be extraordinarily rare. Nevertheless, if the rash persists i would have it checked.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Eczema: Paget's disease of the breast is not a disease of teenager. It is most likely eczema or other skin condition. If eczema cream does not help- bring her to her doc/dermatologist- perhaps sronger steroids or other treatment needed.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Paget's disease is a: form of breast cancer. It would be an exceedingly remote possibility in a teenager.
Last updated Sep 20, 2017


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