Is there a connection between inverted nipples and breast cancer?

Yes. But. If the nipple was always inverted, no connection. It is the normally everted nipple that converts to inverted that raises the red lantern of worry. Many cancers arise in dense tissue, and as it grows it draws the nipple inward. Imaging stil needed to identify the source and bipsy the kind of treatment needed.
Sometimes. Having inverted nipples chronically or over a long time does not have a connection with breast cancer. But the new onset of nipple inversion can be associated with a breast mass and breast cancer. New breast changes that you see should be evaluated by your doctor.

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With breast cancer, when it comes to inverted nipples, should one be able to pull the nipple back to it's original state or would cancer prevent this?

Recent? Old? Have both your nipples always been inverted? If so its terribly unlikely this is a cancer worry, whether you can pull or not. If one nipple has recently inverted you need an exam with a professional. I do hope this helps, and good wishes. Read more...
It depends. If the inverted nipples are because of an underlying cancer and they have not been inverted before, you usually can't pull them back. Inverted nipples can be normal. It is the change that is a sign of a problem not just the fact that the nipple is inverted. Hope this helps. Read more...

I'm 18 and have one inverted nipple that itches, can it be breast cancer!?

If the nipple has. Always been inverted - that is likely your anatomy. Breast cancer risk is quite low at age 18. However, if these are new changes - have them medically assessed. Read more...

Clear discharge & sometimes inverted only left nipple...Breast cancer? Just turned 20 & don't think im pregnant

Not likely. Very unlikely breast cancer based on age alone. Not normal, however. Should see gyn or other md. Read more...
Probably not! Clear discharge is common, and if your nipple is only inverted some of the time, that's probably just how you are built. However, anything unusual that occurs only in one breast is worth getting checked. There is a myth that women your age don't get breast cancer. It's less common, but it does happen. See a doctor for a breast exam as a first step. Read more...

Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it. Early stage. Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs. Saw dr.

Breast Cancer. Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. Read more...
BREAST CANCER. The survival of this 42 years old patient is good as long as it is detected early, rx like chemo or radiation given, or oral rx like Nolvadex (tamoxifen) given x few years. No metastasis or adequate rx by oncologist. That is the reason why we do yearly mammogram for DX and rx. Read more...

What happens at an breast MRI if your not screening for breast cancer but screening for both breasts that have inverted nipple discharge? I'm 18.

Same. Rarely do screening for breast cancer unless patient is at high risk. You are evaluating an abnormality so the test is the same. Read more...
Seems unusual. An MRI for breast screening at age 18 seems unusual. Generally a physical examination, breast ultrasound, and possibly mammogram would be used more commonly. Screening for nipple inversion also seems unusual, as nipple inversion can be normal and a chronic stable condition for some women. Otherwise an MRI of the breast is the same for all conditions being evaluated. Read more...
Rule out a mass. It is very unusual for an 18 year old to have a breast cancer and a congenital cause for your nipple inversion is more likely ask your doctor why they ordered the mri. Read more...
Careful with MRI. Mri has a high sensitivity but low specificity and often finds many benign lesions. That increases worry and leads to more tests and biopsies, but rarely finds cancer. I wouldn't recommend MRI here. Bilateral nipple discharge is common and not worrisome for cancer, and cancer at age 18 is extremely unlikely. There are other tests to determine the cause of the discharge or if it is of concern. Read more...
Bilateral. nipple changes/discharge is almost invariably due to benign causes, particularly in an 18 year old in whom the baseline probability of malignancy is remote. But to answer your question, the Breast MRI is performed the same way for screening as it is for a diagnostic work up. Read more...

Do inverted nipples have a higher chance of breast sheet cancer?

Maybe. Inverted nipple or nipples may be long standing or of sudden onset. Those of sudden onset would be more worrying, especially if on one side. There are many benign causes of nipple inversion ( see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/inverted_nipple). However, breast cancer can cause distortion of the breast tissue and lead to nipple inversion. Inversion, especially unilateral, should be checked by doc. Read more...