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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Pagets Disease Of Breast

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Is Paget's disease in the breast?

Is Paget's disease in the breast?

Yes and no: Pagets disease refers to an osseous lesion where there is over growth of bone and an extensive exophytic lesion can develop especially in the H&N area. Pagets of the breast is a disease of the very terminal milk duct system spilling out into the nipple and areola complex to present as a skin lesion. ...Read more

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Paget's disease in the breast, what to do?

Paget's disease in the breast, what to do?

Resect: Pagets disease of the breast is cancer in the terminal ducts of the breast at the level of the nipple where the disease usually ulcerates the nipple and spills out over the areola. Depending on the extent of involvement a partial or more extensive surgical resection of the breast is indicated. ...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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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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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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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 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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What are the symptoms of Paget's disease of the breast?

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

Visible irritation: Pagets disease of breat is a rare form of breast cancer. Symptoms include:
-flaky or scaly skin on your nipple
-crusty, oozing or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola or both
-itching
-redness
-a tingling or burning sensation
-straw-colored or bloody nipple discharge
-a flattened or turned-in nipple
-a lump in the breast
-thickening skin on the breast. ...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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Is paget's disease of breast curable?

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

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Is there a link between excessive X-ray exposure during childhood and paget's disease of breast later in life?

Is there a link between excessive X-ray exposure during childhood and paget's disease of breast later in life?

Maybe: I cannot find literature to support previous x-ray exposure as a cause of paget's disease of the breast. However, radiation therapy to the breast received during hodgkin's lymphoma treatment in the past has led to increased risk of breast cancer in female survivors. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with paget's disease of breast?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with paget's disease of breast?

No: It is not a common type of breast cancer. So most doctors don't see a lot of patients with this probem. Many times the patients may see a dermatologist. The breast surgeons end up seeing most of the patients with paget's disease due to referral from primary care physicians or dermatologists. ...Read more

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Without surgery how can I treat Paget's disease of the breast sam 70 years

Without surgery how can I treat Paget's disease of the breast sam 70 years

There: There is no reliable non-surgical means of treating paget's disease of the breast. A consultation with an experience breast surgeon will provide you with the options available to you for treatment. ...Read more

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

I'm 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 Paget's and/or cancer. No correlation has been determined yet that infection causes 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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If rash on breast comes and goes for 4 years and it's only comes on one breast is it always Paget's disease. What are the chances it's Paget's.?

If rash on breast comes and goes for 4 years and it's only comes on one breast is it always Paget's disease. What are the chances it's Paget's.?

Paget's: Possible. A picture and an exam is worth a thousand words. What other symptoms are you experiencing with the rash. Time to see your PCP. ...Read more

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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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What are the treatment options for paget's breast disease?

Mastectomy lumpect: Usually mastectomy (with or without reconstruction is indicated). However, if the paget's is not associated with an invasive cancer - or if the cancer is not very big, a central lumpectomy - removing all of the nipple and areola and a cone of tissue under it may be done. In all of these cases, radiation is indicated and there is still a risk of local recurrence and usually a significant deformity. ...Read more

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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