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Can the eczema on my nipple become cancer in the future?

Can the eczema on my nipple become cancer in the future?

I'd check with a: Breast surgeon to be sure "eczema" is not bowen's disease, and check for lumps, you are too young for 'screening mammo, " but if there is abnormal finding by an expert, these are next steps. I cannot tell on the on internet about a physical finding. ...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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Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very bad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very bad. Can I know if this is cancer?

See a doc for tests: Bloody nipple discharge can be a cancer. Needs to be checked. Your young age suggests it is unlikely- BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE to have a cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very vad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very vad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Not likely: Not likely. Did you squeeze your nipple or did it have discharge spontaneously? Spontaneous one is more worrisome but still more likely a hormone problem than cancer. If you squeeze it or have been scratching your nipple a lot from eczema, you could have stimulated your brain to cause breast milk production. Either way, you should see a doctor to get eczema under control and do a breast exam. ...Read more

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My G'ma had Breast Cancer at 60, my Aunt got it at 41, another Aunt about 50. Dr said my R nipple problem is Eczema; at 27 should I have a mammogram?

My G'ma had Breast Cancer at 60, my Aunt got it at 41, another Aunt about 50. Dr said my R nipple problem is Eczema; at 27 should I have a mammogram?

You should see: A breast specialist, if you have not already. An uncommon form of breast cancer, called Pagets disease of the nipple, can present as eczematous-type changes in the nipple region. They can determine if imaging (likely ultrasound as the initial test in your age group) is needed. ...Read more

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Is it a sign of breast cancer? My left breast occasionally leaks a sticky like clearish substance that looks yellow and crusty when it dries. Occasionalyy it bleeds only slightly. And leaves flakes. On the nipple. I do have severe ezcema. This has been lea

Is it a sign of breast cancer? My left breast occasionally leaks a sticky like clearish substance that looks yellow and crusty when it dries. Occasionalyy it bleeds only slightly. And leaves flakes. On the nipple. I do have severe ezcema. This has been lea

Usually benign: Nipple discharge can be caused by a malignant lesion if it is spontaneous ie comes out on its own or is bloody if the discharge is milky and only comes out with stimulation then it is benign and I would not be concerned it usually will stop on ts own mention t to your gyn at your next visit. ...Read more

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I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

Yes: Crusting and eczema in your nipple could be a sign of inflammation, dermatitis, the most important consideration is that you should see your primary doctor or a general surgeon immediately for a possible breasts mammogram and biopsy to rule out cancer or malignancy of the breast. ...Read more

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I got eczema on my nipples, is topical corticosteroid safe on nipples?

I got eczema on my nipples, is topical corticosteroid safe on nipples?

Eczema on nipples: Topical Hydrocortisone is usually very safe for use on the skin or nipples for eczema. ...Read more

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Difference between eczema cells and paget cells on nipple biopsy?

Bx to define: Lesions of nipple that extend onto the areola can be of concern. A rash can be inflammatory or malignant and has to be defined. “Eczema” represents a range of disorders from contact dermatitis to atopic dermatitis. Pagets disease of breast is malignant process of the terminal ducts within the nipple that spill out onto the areola and must be confirmed as Ca by bx.. ...Read more

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I heard the two drugs my doctor may prescribe for my eczema cause cancer. Is this true?

I heard the two drugs my doctor may prescribe for my eczema cause cancer. Is this true?

Yes: If I am thinking of the same drugs (elidel, protopic), there are a couple of drugs which carry a warning that they can increase the risk for cancer. Here is the fda article on the topic: http://www. Fda. Gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders/ucm153941.Htm. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between early paget's disease in the nipple and dermatitis or eczema?

How to tell the difference between early paget's disease in the nipple and dermatitis or eczema?

Biopsy: There is Pagets disease of bone and Pagets of the nipple. The latter is carcinoma pf the terminal ducts of the breast which is the nipple. Here the nipple is ulcerated and the process extends to the areola. Biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How effective is protopic for eczema and what are the chances that it will cause cancer?

How effective is protopic for eczema and what are the chances that it will cause cancer?

Protopic Ointment: Protopic ointment is a prescription ointment used to treat moderate to severe eczema. Protopic is for use after other prescription medicines have not worked or when a doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used. Protopic should be used for short periods, and, if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. Never seen or heard of cancer with this medication. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema on both nipples and lump under nipples?

Get evaluated: Nipple lesions could be associated with underlying disease and should be evaluated if persistent. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between eczema and skin cancer?

How can you tell the difference between eczema and skin cancer?

See your derm: This can be difficult sometimes to determine. It is best to show the lesion to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have the same thing but they are a bit itchy. I do eczema so is it possible to get eczema around the nipple?

See a breast doctor: eczema around the nipple, it could be PAGET'S disease, you need to see a breast surgeon for evaluation, and treatment. Most of them are benign some are not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more