December 5, 2001

Paget’s Disease of the Nipple


A rare form of breast cancer that begins in the milk passage (ducts) and spreads to the skin of the nipple and areola. This affected skin may appear crusted, scaly, red, or oozing. The prognosis is generally better if these nipple changes are the only sign of breast disease and no lump can be felt.

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