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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

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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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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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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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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How does Paget's disease of the breast differ from breast cancer?

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

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Afraid I may have breast cancer or Paget's disease, how do I know for sure?

Afraid I may have breast cancer or Paget's disease, how do I know for sure?

MD: You need a physical exam to begin with, my friend. The doc will evaluate your risk for cancer and make sure you are up to date in your screenings. He/she will then determine the need for further work up such as a biopsy. We cannot help you online but certainly hope you do well. ...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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If paget's breast cancer spreads to the bones, then does that person have paget's bone disease?

If paget's breast cancer spreads to the bones, then does that person have paget's bone disease?

Two different things: Paget's disease of the breast is a particular type of breast cancer that starts under the nipple. Most are very treatable, but like any other breast cancer - advanced cases may metastasize. Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic problem that is not realted to cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of paget's diease (breast cancer)?

What are symptoms of paget's diease (breast cancer)?

Biopsy: Paget's disease is a rare form of breast cancer. There can be changes on the nipple/areola: discoloration, itching, thickening of the skin, redness, crusting, inversion of nipple.
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. Paget's has a good prognosis if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

Nipple cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider! ...Read more

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Could premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

Could premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

Unlikely: We think that combined hormone replacement including estrogen and Progesterone cause an increase in breast cancer of which paget's disease if the breast is a type. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) only contains estrogen. ...Read more

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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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Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long.

Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long.

No: Pagets disease of breast is carcinoma of the terminal ducts of the breast which essentially is the nipple. The tumor spills out of the nipple to superficially involve the areola and within months will produce ulcerating skin lesions of the whole central breast. If left, within a year or so one will have advanced and probably metastatic breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible that premerin homone replacement cause Paget breast cancer?

NO Unlikely cause: Paget's disease is a intra-ductal breast cancer where the tumor cells spurts out from lymphatics to nipple areola area, causing nipple bleed ; eczema to the area. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 years old girl with a flaky left areola. Could it be Paget's disease of the breast or cancer? My doctor gave me dry skin med but doesn't work.

I'm a 22 years old girl with a flaky left areola. Could it be Paget's disease of the breast or cancer? My doctor gave me dry skin med but doesn't work.

Not in your age: It is rare in your age if no improvement get a second opinion crust or drainage or reaction to the nipple are a signs of Paget disease ...Read more

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I have and parenchymal disease is this the sign of breast cancer?

I have and parenchymal disease is this the sign of breast cancer?

More info needed!: "parenchyma" is a generic term and does not necessarily refer to a specific disease entity or any specific associated risk. Ask your physician for more information and clarification. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is breast cancer really a systemic disease?

I wanted to know is breast cancer really a systemic disease?

Not necessarily: Breast cancer that is small and has not spread from the breast is considered a localized disease, making it easier to treat and less chance of recurrence. Cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes indicates that it may have spread to other sites and may be a systemic condition, making it harder to treat. ...Read more

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I have a problem with breast cancer races, think it trivializes the disease. Anyone else?

I have a problem with breast cancer races, think it trivializes the disease. Anyone else?

Perhaps, but...: ...It also raises awareness about the disease, provides an opportunity for friends & family to support survivors, raises money to help others, and allows people to memorialize those that may have succumbed to this cancer. I have seen a lot of good that has come from these events but its clearly not for everyone. ...Read more

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Why is breast cancer considered such an important a disease but less is heard about other cancers?

Why is breast cancer considered such an important a disease but less is heard about other cancers?

Power in advertising: Breast cancer occurs in women mostly and women have identified with this cancer. The attention women have brought to this cancer is amazing and has used advertising to gain awareness. Lung, colon, prostate, etc have not had the attention like breast cancer but have higher death rates. ...Read more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has breast cancer, What can you tell me about this disease?

My mom has breast cancer, What can you tell me about this disease?

See: Http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer - It has great info from the American Cancer Society. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate between breast cancer and fibrocystic disease?

How do I differentiate between breast cancer and fibrocystic disease?

Exam, Mamm, (sono)Gram: Fibrocystic changes may interfere w/breast examination and/or mammography. Nevertheless, using these modalities along w/breast ultrasound, we can usually distinguish between the two. Rarely, we need to check an MRI or even do a breast biopsy to evaluate a suspicious lump or mammographic abnormality. ...Read more

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How do you know that you are free of breast cancer or any breast diseases?

How do you know that you are free of breast cancer or any breast diseases?

Can never be sure: The best you can do is breast self exam, be certain to get yearly mammograms and have physician evaluate you on a yearly basis. If you are high risk or feel you are then genetic testing may be helpful as well. Discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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I wore my mom's, aunt's, and my sister's USED bras now will anyone of us get any diseases like breast cancer or any other diseases?

I wore my mom's, aunt's, and my sister's USED bras now will anyone of us get any diseases like breast cancer or any other diseases?

You'll be fine: First, let me reassure you. One guy in ten cross-dresses because it's a turn-on. It's cool; you might not want to tell all your friends about this side of yourself, but you can probably let your romantic partners know about it early-on as many will find it an endearing feature of who you are. You are at no risk for breast cancer, either catching or transmitting. ...Read more

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Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

I am not: Aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent breast cancer or other breast diseases from happening?

Can you tell me how to prevent breast cancer or other breast diseases from happening?

Can't avoid cancer: You should live a healthy life, eat well, exercise, limit alcohol and avoid illicit drugs, risky sex, and any kind of tobacco. Be aware of those risk factors you can't change (like family history) and discuss it with your doc to get the age and risk-specific screening tests for you. Sadly, nobody can totally avoid cancer or illness in general so do your best to enjoy the gift of every day. ...Read more

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If my father sisters are died because of breast cancer how much chances of mine to develop this disease?

If my father sisters are died because of breast cancer how much chances of mine to develop this disease?

How many? How old?: Breast cancer affects one in seven women, so having an aunt or two with breast cancer is not unusual.

More important, though, is to know how old they were. If they were under age 45, that is cause for concern.

Make sure that you follow breast cancewr screening guidelines when the time comes. For now, I would just pay particular attention if you develop any unusual lumps.

Early diagnosis = key. ...Read more

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What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?

What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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Hi doc. Is it true that underwire brassiere can caused breast cancer or any breast disease?

Hi doc. Is it true that underwire brassiere can caused breast cancer or any breast disease?

No: There is no evidence of the type of clothing, type of bra, underwire or not, bra or not, that there is any relationship to breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more