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is paget's disease of breast curable?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
47 years experience Breast Surgery
It may be: Like other types of breast cancer with prompt and appropriate treatment there is a good likelihood that paget's disease can be successfully treated.
Answered on Jul 2, 2019
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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Potentially, yes.: Paget's disease is an intraepithelial cancer of the nipple, meaning that, in and of itself, it is in-situ cancer. The prognosis has to do with the underlying cancer that is present elsewhere in the breast ~75% of the time. Therefore, if there is only in-situ cancer elsewhere, the chance for cure is 90-100%. If invasive cancer is present elsewhere, the cure rate is stage-dependent.
Answered on Jul 2, 2019

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