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Could mastectomy is the only option of treatment for paget"s disease?

Could mastectomy is the only option of treatment for paget"s disease?

For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases , it involves nipple and areola complex , when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable , and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy , although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible . It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy , if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more

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What is paget's disease?

What is paget's disease?

Bone or breast?: Paget's disease of the bone is characterized by an accelerated rate of bone metabolism, resulting in overgrowth of a bone at a single or multiple sites and affects integrity of the bone. Paget's of the breast is an eczema-like eruption on the nipple and areola with commonly a yellow exudate. It commonly suggests an underlying breast malignancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease common?

Is paget's disease common?

1-2% of population: Paget's disease of bone affects 1-2% of the population over 50 years of age. It is inherited in about 20% of patients. ...Read more

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Does paget's disease get worse?

It can: It can get worse, stay stable or get better over time. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Anyone: There are some genetic associations, but the disease can affect anyone. ...Read more

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Can diet help control paget's disease?

Can diet help control paget's disease?

Avoid toxic foods : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Paget's disease?

What are the symptoms of Paget's disease?

Bone pain: Some people who have paget's disease will have absolutely no symptoms. Others may experience symptoms that are confused with arthritis. Others may have bone pain not in the joints. ...Read more

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Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Yes: An eponym is a person, a place, or thing for whom or for which something is named. Sir James Paget first described Paget disease (PD) of the breast in 1874. He also described Pagets disease of bone. He served both as a well known surgeon as well as Pathologist in the mid 18 hundreds . His famous works included Lectures on Tumours (1851) and Lectures on Surgical Pathology (1853) ...Read more

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What is the death rate for paget's disease?

What is the death rate for paget's disease?

Around 1%: Paget's disease of the bone (and i assume you bone, not nipple) in about 1% of cases gives rise to aggressive cancers. Let's hope this does not happen to you. A few patients with paget's died as a result of high-output heart failure from the arteries connecting directly with veins in the bone; hopefully with today's treatment this will not happen. Good luck. ...Read more

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