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Is dry nipple skin a symptom of breast cancer?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"dry nipple skin": The areola ("nipple") is frequently irritated by the friction of clothing or bra and develops a cornified area, like a sort of callus. This is not at all related to breast cancer

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