Breast and nipple changes can be a sign of breast cancer. Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Paget's PAJ-its disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer.
NORD gratefully acknowledges V. Paget's disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer that almost exclusively occurs in women. However, rare cases have been reported in men.
Paget disease of the breast also known as Paget disease of the nipple and mammary Paget disease is a rare type of cancer involving the skin of the nipple and, usually, the darker circle of skin around it, which is called the areola. Most people with Paget disease of the breast also have one or more tumors inside the same breast. These breast tumors are either ductal carcinoma in situ or invasive breast cancer 1 — 3.
Paget's PAJ-its disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. Paget's disease of the breast starts on the nipple and extends to the dark circle of skin areola around the nipple. Paget's disease of the breast isn't related to Paget's disease of the bone, a metabolic bone disease.
Mammography is the initial investigation of choice, having a high sensitivity especially in cases where a palpable mass is present. The addition of ultrasound improves the accuracy of mammography. Management should be based on both clinical and imaging findings, including mammography and ultrasound, with MRI playing a crucial role in defining the extent of involvement.
Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that outwardly may have the appearance of eczemawith skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The condition is an uncommon disease accounting for 1 to 4. The condition in itself often appears innocuous, limited to a surface appearance and it is sometimes dismissed, although actually indicative of underlying breast cancer.
Paget disease of the breast Paget disease of the nipple is a rare cancer in the skin of the nipple or in the skin closely surrounding the nipple. About percent of breast cancers are Paget disease of the breast [ 23 ]. Paget disease of the breast occurs more often in men than in women [ ].
Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. The cancer usually affects the ducts of the nipple first small milk-carrying tubesthen spreads to the nipple surface and the areola the dark circle of skin around the nipple. The nipple and areola often become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated.
About half of the people diagnosed with Paget's disease have a lump behind the nipple. Invasive breast cancer can also be present in some people with Paget's disease who have no lump. This means that there are cancer cells in the biopsy but they are completely contained within the lining of the breast ducts.