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Does Paget disease start as eczema in the breast?

Does Paget disease start as eczema in the breast?

In a sense, yes: Paget disease of the breast starts with eczema-like lesion around the nipple and areola but it does not response to regular treatment. It's a type of breast cancer. Any breast lesions or lumps deserve a doctor's visit especially if you are in the high risk group, e.I. 40 or older, family history of breast cancer... ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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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Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

No: I assume that you are referring to paget's disease of the breast? The cream will not work as it is actually a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. Further w/u and treatment needed to eval another underlying breast cancer. Tx will be surgery plus other tx necessary for the underlying breast cancer. Go and d/w oncologist. ...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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I'm 18, having eczema on my lips since 12, few months ago it developed to my face, few days ago my right nipple too, could it be paget's disease?

I'm 18, having eczema on my lips since 12, few months ago it developed to my face, few days ago my right nipple too, could it be paget's disease?

Probably not: Pagets disease of the breast is a skin eruption on or about the nipple possibly indicating breast cancer, but this is unlikely with you. The skin outbreak on your lips, face and breast could be psoriasis or other eczema and since i can, t see it you need a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can children have paget's disease of the breast?

Can children have paget's disease of the breast?

Not typical : Paget's disease of the breast is most common in the 50's, though there have been documented cases in adolescents and in folks in their 80's. If there is any kind of unusual finding on the outside of the breast (male or female), or new lumps felt, it is best to have it checked by a physician. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you inform me of Paget's disease of the breast?

Can you inform me of Paget's disease of the breast?

Paget's Disease: Paget’s disease of the breast is a rare type of breast cancer that usually occurs in woman > age 50 years old ; involves the nipple ; areola. Symptoms can include breast lump, thickened skin, newly inverted or flattened nipple, itching, redness, scaly skin or crusted and oozing skin. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of breast?

What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of breast?

Paget's disease: Paget's disease of breast = a type of breast cancer which involves the nipple. ...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

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How long can Paget's disease rash on breast come and go for ?

How long can Paget's disease rash on breast come and go for ?

Hard to say/depends,: This disease is characterized by a rash in the nipple area that can result in flaky, scaly skin. This and other symptoms tend to come and go, but if there is a rash in the nipple area that does not heal in over one month it would be a good idea to see a doctor for an exam with likely referral to a doctor who specializes in that field. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for paget's disease of breast?

Are there safe alternative therapies for paget's disease of breast?

Surgery is necessary: Pagets disease of the breast is a condition that requires definitive surgery +/- radiation to the breast to prevent it from becoming a locally advanced process. Most people can undergo a lumpectomy that includes removing the nipple-areola complex, followed by a course of breast radiation. You should see a breast surgeon for a full discussion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i had Paget's disease of the breast would it effect my bones also?

Can you tell me if i had Paget's disease of the breast would it effect my bones also?

No: Paget's disease of the breast is a process distinctly separate from paget's disease of bone. The breast disorder is also called erosive adenomatosis, and is like eczema, but has a high correlation with breast cancer. Paget's of bone is a disease of osteoclasts, with remodeling of bone. The latter is rarely associated with sarcoma of bone, but the 2 kinds of cancer are unrelated. ...Read more

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Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Biopsy: The only sure way to diagnose is by taking a biopsy and have a pathologist examine the tissue. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to give a meaningful opinion without examining you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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