Paget's disease of the breast - Article Cancer of breast; Cancer, Breast; Malignant neoplasm of breast; malignant tumor of breast; Mammary cancer; Paget's Disease of Breast
Article: Paget's disease of the breast
Usually only affecting one nipple, there may be redness, oozing and crusting, and a sore that does not heal.
Paget's disease is caused by breast cancer and is present in about 2% of all breast cancers. It typically results when malignant cells from an underlying carcinoma that originated in the ducts of the mammary glands spread to the epithelium.
The condition is named after Sir James Paget, an English surgeon who first described it in 1874.
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