Paget Disease

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Paget Disease         

  • Rare type of breast cancer
  • Approximately accounts for 1% of all breast cancers
  • Cancer starts in the breast ducts, then spreads to the skin of the nipple, and areola
  • Usually associated with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)
  • Symptoms may consist of the nipple and areola being:
    • Crusted
    • Scaly
    • Red
    • Bleeding or oozing
    • Burning
    • Itching
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Reference 

American Cancer Society