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.
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.
Don't panic. Nearly eighty percent of all breast lumps are benign non-cancerous. Benign breast lumps are usually moveable and smooth, and can often be found in both breasts.
The symptoms of fibrocystic disease are cyclic breast pain, tenderness, lumps, and nipple discharge. Only a physician can tell if symptoms are due to fibrocystic disease or a specific problem. Most women with fibrocystic tendencies do not appear to be at increased risk for breast cancer. Women with a fibrocystic disease should continue to do breast self-examinations.
Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis, or painful breasts can occur in many women. It is helpful to know what causes these changes, when they occur and what treatments are available, particularly to relieve breast pain. Breast pain is the most common breast symptom and reason to seek medical help.
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 [ ].
Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges fluids that are not breast milk. If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider.
Fibrocystic breast disease, commonly called fibrocystic breasts or fibrocystic change, is a benign noncancerous condition in which the breasts feel lumpy. According to the Mayo Clinicmore than half of women will develop fibrocystic breast disease at some point in their lives. Many women with fibrocystic breasts will not have any associated symptoms. You may have more swelling or lumps in one breast than the other.
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.
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's disease of the breast is characterized by inflammatory, "eczema-like" changes of the nipple that may extend to involve the areola, which is the circular, darkened pigmented region of skin surrounding the nipple.