Paget's disease of the nipple


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(PAJ-itz diz-EEZ uv thuh NIP-ul)

This is a type of breast cancer that involves the nipple. The cancer cells start in the milk-pipes or ducts at the surface of the nipple. As the cancer grows on top of the nipple, it forms a dry, crusty, bumpy rash. It can cause itching and burning around the nipple. Sometimes it can also cause oozing or bleeding. Some doctors might think it is just eczema or dry skin. But if you have these changes, and they don't go away, be sure to see a breast specialist.

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Audio contributed by: Taraji Henson

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