Written by : Dr.Kishore Kumar Das, MD
Paget's Disease of the Breast/Nipple is a type of breast cancer in which the cancer starts in the cells of the skin of the nipple and then gradually spreads to the areola. It is usually associated with an underlying ductal breast cancer or lobular breast cancer.
It causes an itchy, scaly area which is frequently misdiagnosed as fungal infection or eczema, especially in men.
Causes of Paget's Disease of the Nipple/Breast:
The exact cause is not known. But there are two theories -
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