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What is bilateral fibrocystic disease of breasts?

What is bilateral fibrocystic disease of breasts?

Lumpy-Bumpy Breasts: Fibrocystic changes are a spectrum of pathologic findings seen on biopsy. This has morphed into a clinical term for "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue and/or dense tissue seen on mammography. This is not a disease, just a variant of normal. This requires no treatment, just reassurance. ...Read more

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How can Paget's disease of breast be treated?

How can Paget's disease of breast be treated?

Possible: The treatment is surgical resection. However, because paget's disease of the breast is associated with an underlying breast cancer (in situ and/or invasive) in almost 90% of cases, often without an associated breast mass or mamm abnormality. This underlying cancer has to be treated accordingly based on the er/pr/her2 neu and staging, etc.The prognosis will depend on the underlying beast cancer. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get paget's disease of breast?

Do a lot of people get paget's disease of breast?

No: Paget's disease is an uncommon type of breast cancer. Less than 5% of breast cancers manifest as paget's disease. About ten to twelve thousand cases are seen every year in the United States. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paget's disease of breast?

What are the tests for paget's disease of breast?

Biopsy: Paget's disease is a rare form of breast cancer. 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. Once a diagnosis is made, a breast MRI may be performed to look for additional lesions in the breast. Paget's has a good prognosis if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of breast?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of breast?

Crusting rash: A typical rash around the nipple or areola. More advanced cases may have a breast mass underneath the nipple or palpable lymph nodes in the armpit. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for paget's disease of breast?

What do you recommend for paget's disease of breast?

Depends on Stage: Paget's disease is defined as cancer cells within the skin of the nipple. It is associated with an underlying cancer somewhere in the breast 95%of the time. Surgical rx requires removal of the nipple-areolar complex and the cancer (if present); while not mandatory, this often requires a mastectomy to accomplish both. The prognosis is similar to any other breast cancer, based on its stage. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease of breast curable?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paget's disease of breast?

What is the treatment for paget's disease of breast?

Surgery: First, mammogram and possibly MRI to determine whether there is more cancer in the breast. If not, then lumpectomy, which would remove the nipple & areola, followed by radiation, is one option. Mastectomy is another option, and reconstruction can be done at the same time. See a breast surgeon or surgical oncologist for a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Will paget's disease of breast kill me?

Will paget's disease of breast kill me?

Possible: Possible, because paget's disease of the breast is associated with an underlying breast cancer (in situ and/or invasive) in almost 90% of cases, often without an associated breast mass or mammographic abnormality. The prognosis will depend on the underlying beast cancer. ...Read more