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Chester Springs, PA
A 58-year-old female asked:

For 2weeks i have had horrible itching on one nipple. no skin changes, or discharge. i am a high risk for breast cancer and have many fibroids ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No cancer: For the most part cancers arise in the breast in association with intraductal pathology. There is micro Ca clustered in one area but asymptomatic. Itching of nipple with no lesion to suggest Pagets would be related to possible histamine release in area with no known cause. At 58 mammo indicated and if all neg use xylocaine (lidocaine) ointment on nipple.
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