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Could the new freckle under my right nipple, on the areola, be a sign of cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola.
Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer.

In brief: Yes
While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola.
Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer.
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Highly unlikely
But.. All changes to a breast exam should be followed up on.
. With repeat exams, more diagnostic studies (mammograms or ultrasounds, or mris), or a skin biopsy. Paget's disease of the nipple has to be ruled out in some cases.

In brief: Highly unlikely
But.. All changes to a breast exam should be followed up on.
. With repeat exams, more diagnostic studies (mammograms or ultrasounds, or mris), or a skin biopsy. Paget's disease of the nipple has to be ruled out in some cases.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Steve Martinez
It would be unlikely to be a breast cancer, but if it continues to change in color or size it must be considered a possible akin cancer.
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