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what is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Nipple cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider!
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 39 years experience
Nipple changes : Paget's disease of the nipple is caused by cancer cells growing down the ducts of the breast onto the nipple. The nipple appears scaly or crusted and abnormal . The cause can be invasive cancer or non invasive cancer (dcis) and often requires surgery. You should be under the care of a breast surgeon and need mammogram and ultrasound and biopsy to make the diagnosis.

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