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Can the eczema on my nipple become cancer in the future?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: I'd check with a

Breast surgeon to be sure "eczema" is not bowen's disease, and check for lumps, you are too young for 'screening mammo, " but if there is abnormal finding by an expert, these are next steps.
I cannot tell on the on internet about a physical finding.

In brief: I'd check with a

Breast surgeon to be sure "eczema" is not bowen's disease, and check for lumps, you are too young for 'screening mammo, " but if there is abnormal finding by an expert, these are next steps.
I cannot tell on the on internet about a physical finding.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: No

Eczema is not a precancerous condition and cannot turn into cancer. However, there is a form of breast cancer called paget's disease that presents with an eczema-like skin change at the nipple.
The only way to distinguish the two is by biopsy; this can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting.

In brief: No

Eczema is not a precancerous condition and cannot turn into cancer. However, there is a form of breast cancer called paget's disease that presents with an eczema-like skin change at the nipple.
The only way to distinguish the two is by biopsy; this can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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