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A 31-year-old female asked:

Hi i have skin peeling on my areola which itches , what could this be ? i dont have any lumps . my sister just found out she has breast cancer , could this be the same for me? thanks

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Peeling: If you have a family history of breast cancer always possible. However, even though that is the case, peeling of skin around areola ususally secondary to other issues like dry skin, infection or fungal process. Psoriasis possible or eczema. If concerned get it checked.
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