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What is Paget disease of the nipple?

What is Paget disease of the nipple?

Cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a scaly eczema-like skin change usually near or on the nipple, which is a malignant disease and is often associated with an underlying breast cancer. ...Read more

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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


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What is the definition or description of: Paget disease of the nipple?

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What is the definition or description of: Paget disease of the nipple?

Pagets dz of breast: Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to evaluate underlying breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Paget disease of the nipple?

What is the treatment for Paget disease of the nipple?

Options: Paget's can be treated with removal of the nipple-areola area (lumpectomy) followed by radiation or total mastectomy which includes the nipple. Chemotherapy is not usually needed. Hormonal therapy is used if the tumor is estrogen or Progesterone positive. ...Read more

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Crusty film over left nipple only 18 don't believe I have any lumps sometimes pulls in but comes out could it be serious like Paget disease in nipple?

Crusty nipple: Crusty nipple could be psoriasis, eczema, or other topical infection. Cancer cannot be ruled out without biopsy. If symptoms persist, get seen by md. ...Read more

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Explain to me why Paget disease could cause abnormal pressure on a spinal nerve?

Explain to me why Paget disease could cause abnormal pressure on a spinal nerve?

Thickened bone: In paget's disease, the bones break down, then try to rebuild themselves. The problem is, the new bone formation is abnormal - the bone is laid down haphazardly and is weaker and thicker than normal bone. If this happens in your vertebrae, the thickened bone can put pressure on the spinal nerves. ...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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Relation of Paget disease of bone and giant cell tumor is what?

Relation of Paget disease of bone and giant cell tumor is what?

Giant: Cell tumor is a rare complication of paget's disease of bone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have paget's disease of the nipple?

Is it possible to have paget's disease of the nipple?

Yes: Paget's disease of the bone and paget's disease of the nipple are two very different problems. The bone condition involves abnormal growth. Paget's of the breast describes a certain kind of breast cancer. ...Read more

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

Scaling: Pagets disease of the nipple can be a sign of underlying breast cancer. Early signs are dryness, scaling and itching. The severity of the rash increases with the severity of the underlying disease. ...Read more

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Year old with paget's disease of the nipple?

Surgery: This is a surgical disease. Watching this for a year is not recommended. Get to a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

Redness: The symptoms of paget's disease in the male are similar to that in a female. These include nipple skin redness, mild skin scaling and possibly flaking. Most patients that have paget's disease have underlying breast cancer however only 1% of breast cancer is found in men. About half of patients can have a underlying mass that can be felt. ...Read more

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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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My right nipple is very swollen red and sore with a little scaling on the side. Does this mean I have Paget's disease? I am 22 female

My right nipple is very swollen red and sore with a little scaling on the side. Does this mean I have Paget's disease? I am 22 female

Get seen: Chances are you have a mild infection. Put warm compresses on it and make an appointment with your physician to be seen when it is convenient. And congratulations on your awareness of Paget's -- it may yet save our life, or someone else's, someday. Best wishes. ...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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I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

Paget's: This is a very rare form of breast cancer and usually develops after the ago of 50. If it hasn't changed in a year that is a good sign. See your doctor for an exam to confirm the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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How can you tell if something is paget's disease breast cancer, or only nipple-eczema?

How can you tell if something is paget's disease breast cancer, or only nipple-eczema?

Biopsy: Biopsy will be needed to definitively differentiate paget;s disease of the breast or eczema. ...Read more

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Right nipple cracked itchy swollen red and peeling with yellow discharge. Been 3-4 months. Got checked anitbiotics didn't work. Pagets disease possible?

Paget breast disease: Pagers disease of the breast often presents with a scaly itchy rash of the breast. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor as this is often very curable. ...Read more

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For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

Eczema: In a teen age girl breast cancer is highly unlikely. If the rash persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a crusty nipple discharge not sure if its shop seems to come and go nipple slightly red in colour no lumps so I don't think its Paget Diease?

Dobro cystic changes: The most common reason for a crusty nipple discharge, especially at your are, is fibrocystic changes. Caffeine can make it worse. If you have a lot of breast pain, especially before your period, it would support the diagnosis. It is an inflammatory condition, and anti inflammatory mess like ibuprophen and vitamin E can help ...Read more

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Involuntary cracking of my nipples. Pagets?

See your doc: Nipple symptoms are common symptoms that can occur in both women and men in any age group or population. Many underlying causes of nipple symptoms are benign. Nipple symptoms can be caused by physical changes, such as weight fluctuations, or other causes, such as nipple injury or breast surgery. Nipple symptoms can also be caused by breast cancer and other diseases, disorders or conditions. ...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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21y/o female, my nipples have skin that can b removed by rubbing, not itchy, no exudate, no pain, also cracked I've had it since 3 years or more, paget's??

21y/o female, my nipples have skin that can b removed by rubbing, not itchy, no exudate, no pain, also cracked I've had it since 3 years or more, paget's??

No: Skin in general does not rub off breast nipples but when it happens this is not a sign of malignancy. Rather Pagets disease of nipple is not truly a nipple malignancy. Rather the nipple is the termination of the breast duct system. Malignancy developing in the terminal ducts can grow out onto the skin of the nipple presenting with what one calls Pagets disease. ...Read more

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Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples, pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples. With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples, pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples. With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Not likely Paget's: Paget's disease of the nipple arises from a deeper breast cancer extending up to the nipple surface, so often presents in just one breast. Very very unlikely to have sudden simultaneous development of breast cancer with Paget's disease in both breasts. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My nipple itchy and some sore what do you call this its a paget desease?

My nipple itchy and some sore what do you call this its a paget desease?

Itchy nipple: Unlikely to be Paget's disease, but you must see your doctor about itchy nipple and some sore pain.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more