Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that outwardly may have the appearance of eczema , with 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's disease of the breast can affect the nipple and areola. Symptoms typically only affect one breast. Symptoms may include:.
An unusual presentation of Paget’s disease of the nipple in a young woman: a case report
Paget's disease of the breast - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Mar 8, 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.
This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Paget's disease of the breast, also known as Paget disease of the nipple or mammary Paget disease, is a rare form of breast cancer that represents less than 5 percent of breast cancer cases. The condition starts in or around the nipple in the areola dark area of skin surrounding the nipple.
It can also appear as a small ulcer or dry, red, flaky patches of skin similar to psoriasis. If you're experiencing itchiness, burning or bleeding but the nipple looks normal and isn't red, dry or scaly — this is extremely unlikely to be Paget's disease but should still be checked by a doctor. The majority of people with a lump will have invasive breast cancer, although this does not necessarily mean it has spread. Most people with Paget's disease of the nipple who don't have a lump will have non-invasive breast cancer.