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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Paget's Disease Of Breast

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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