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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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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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


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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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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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

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