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Paget’s disease of the nipple

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Introduction
Paget’s disease of the nipple, also known as Paget’s disease of the breast, is a rare type of breast cancer where the the skin of the nipple becomes red, itchy and dry.
Symptoms of Paget's disease of the nipple
Paget’s disease of the nipple or breast usually only affects one nipple and causes red, dry and scaly skin, similar to eczema (a skin condition).
Causes of Paget's disease of the nipple
Paget’s disease of the nipple is usually a sign of breast cancer in the tissue behind the nipple or in other parts of the breast away from the nipple.
Diagnosing Paget's disease of the nipple
As Paget’s disease of the nipple is usually a sign of breast cancer, it is very important that you see your GP if you notice any changes in your breasts.
Treating Paget's disease of the nipple
Paget’s disease of the nipple or breast is treated in the same way as other types of breast cancer. The most common treatment for Paget’s disease is a mastectomy.
Preventing Paget's disease of the nipple
There are a number of factors that can help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer, including Paget's disease of the nipple.