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

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 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.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Mastectomy lumpect: Usually mastectomy (with or without reconstruction is indicated). However, if the paget's is not associated with an invasive cancer - or if the cancer is not very big, a central lumpectomy - removing all of the nipple and areola and a cone of tissue under it may be done. In all of these cases, radiation is indicated and there is still a risk of local recurrence and usually a significant deformity.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do any foods naturally reduce or increase your chances of getting a breast disease?

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
I need to know that: Long term study with nurses (who often drank and smoked back then ) stated alcohol greater then 2 drinks or glasses of wine hurts or increases your chances of bc simplistically we do not know - we usually encourage a low fat diet since heart disease - stroke- heart disease is the number 1, 2, 3, killer.
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How I can know I have breast disease?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Visit to your doc: I would recommend going to your primary care physician.Wishing you the best.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of breast disease.?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Information on inflamatory breast disease?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for fibrosystic breast disease?

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Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Over the counter med: Symptoms of fibrocystic breast changes include lumpy and tender breasts, swelling, itching and pain. Symptoms often occur in both breasts. Treatments include a supportive bra or sports bra. Dietary changes including decreasing fat and sugar intake. Some have improvement by decreasing caffeine and chocolate intake. Over the counter medications include tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, magnesium.

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