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

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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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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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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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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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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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