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Doctor insights on: Breast Cancer Paget's Disease Of Breast

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How do I know if I have Paget's disease or breast cancer?

How do I know if I have Paget's disease or breast cancer?

Both are form of Can: The paget disease of the breast is a form of cancer which presents on the surface of the breast, in and around the nipple and areola. It is sometimes mistaken for a benign skin condition because of the itching, redness and crusting of the nipple. But there is often an associated mass/lump in the deeper part of the breast which can be confirmed with mammography. Both conditions are treated similarl. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How does Paget's disease of the breast differ from breast cancer?

How does Paget's disease of the breast differ from breast cancer?

Skin Invasion : Paget's "disease" reflects the presence of breast cancer cells within the skin layers of the nipple. It is usually associated with a cancer of the breast. The cells probably get to the niipple skin by migrating through the milk ducts. ...Read more

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Afraid i may have breast cancer or Paget's disease, how do I know for sure?

Afraid i may have breast cancer or Paget's disease, how do I know for sure?

MD: You need a physical exam to begin with, my friend. The doc will evaluate your risk for cancer and make sure you are up to date in your screenings. He/she will then determine the need for further work up such as a biopsy. We cannot help you online but certainly hope you do well. ...Read more

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What is the newly found breast cancer called paget's disease?

What is the newly found breast cancer called paget's disease?

Cancer under the: Nipple. Breast cancer can spread through the milk ducts to the nipple and cause an eczema like rash with a distinct microscopic appearance on biopsy. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pagets-disease-of-the-breast/ds00771. ...Read more

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Im wondering if Paget's disease or breast cancer or any breast issues come from bacteria?

Im wondering if Paget's disease or breast cancer or any breast issues come from bacteria?

Yes, mastitis: Mastitis is typically unilateral, focal, very tender and warm to touch. Mastitis can be caused by pagets and/or cancer. No correlation has been determined yet that infection causes cancer. ...Read more

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If paget's breast cancer spreads to the bones, then does that person have paget's bone disease?

If paget's breast cancer spreads to the bones, then does that person have paget's bone disease?

Two different things: Paget's disease of the breast is a particular type of breast cancer that starts under the nipple. Most are very treatable, but like any other breast cancer - advanced cases may metastasize. Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic problem that is not realted to cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of paget's diease (breast cancer)?

What are symptoms of paget's diease (breast cancer)?

Biopsy: Paget's disease is a rare form of breast cancer. There can be changes on the nipple/areola: discoloration, itching, thickening of the skin, redness, crusting, inversion of nipple. It is diagnosed after obtaining a biopsy of the area on the nipple or areola. In many cases, there are no abnormalities seen on mammogram or ultrasound. Paget's has a good prognosis if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

Nipple cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider! ...Read more

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Could premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

Could premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

Unlikely: We think that combined hormone replacement including estrogen and Progesterone cause an increase in breast cancer of which paget's disease if the breast is a type. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) only contains estrogen. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

See your doc: There are subtle differences, but a good rule is that paget's should be excluded for any persistent rash in the nipple area. If the patient has known eczema in other parts of the body, she will usually recognize it as such. Eczema rarely starts out in the nipple area only. ...Read more

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Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long .

Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long .

No: Pagets disease of breast is carcinoma of the terminal ducts of the breast which essentially is the nipple. The tumor spills out of the nipple to superficially involve the areola and within months will produce ulcerating skin lesions of the whole central breast. If left, within a year or so one will have advanced and probably metastatic breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible that premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

NO Unlikely cause: Paget's disease is a intra-ductal breast cancer where the tumor cells spurts out from lymphatics to nipple areola area , causing nipple bleed ; eczema to the area. ...Read more

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I have and parenchymal disease is this the sign of breast cancer?

I have and parenchymal disease is this the sign of breast cancer?

More info needed!: "parenchyma" is a generic term and does not necessarily refer to a specific disease entity or any specific associated risk. Ask your physician for more information and clarification. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is breast cancer really a systemic disease?

I wanted to know is breast cancer really a systemic disease?

Not necessarily: Breast cancer that is small and has not spread from the breast is considered a localized disease, making it easier to treat and less chance of recurrence. Cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes indicates that it may have spread to other sites and may be a systemic condition, making it harder to treat. ...Read more

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I have a problem with breast cancer races, think it trivializes the disease. Anyone else?

I have a problem with breast cancer races, think it trivializes the disease. Anyone else?

Perhaps, but...: ...It also raises awareness about the disease, provides an opportunity for friends & family to support survivors, raises money to help others, and allows people to memorialize those that may have succumbed to this cancer. I have seen a lot of good that has come from these events but its clearly not for everyone. ...Read more

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Why is breast cancer considered such an important a disease but less is heard about other cancers?

Why is breast cancer considered such an important a disease but less is heard about other cancers?

Power in advertising: Breast cancer occurs in women mostly and women have identified with this cancer. The attention women have brought to this cancer is amazing and has used advertising to gain awareness. Lung, colon, prostate, etc have not had the attention like breast cancer but have higher death rates. ...Read more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more