Paget disease of the nipple is a rare type of breast cancer involving the skin of the nipple. Paget disease starts in the breast ducts and spreads to the skin of the nipple and then to the areola, the dark circle around the nipple. Paget disease usually affects only one nipple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This typical clinical case illustrates the different epidemiological, clinical, histological, therapeutic, and evolving aspects of the disease. Mammography and ultrasounds did reveal a lesion in situ. The patient was scheduled for mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy.
Symptoms differ from those of other types of breast cancer. One common theory is that cells from a tumor migrate through the milk ducts to reach the nipple and areola. For many types of breast cancer, the first symptom is a lump in the breast.
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 disease of the breast is named after the 19th century British doctor Sir James Paget, who, innoted a relationship between changes in the nipple and breast cancer.
About half are found to be positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors, and most are positive for the HER2 protein. Most of the time, there is another cancer, even if it is not seen right away on a mammogram, so other tests may be done to be sure. If, after a full evaluation, cancer is found only in the nipple area, it is staged as a Stage 0 cancer.