Paget disease of the nipple

Paget disease of the nipple is a form of breast cancer in which the tumor grows from ducts beneath the nipple onto the surface of the nipple. Symptoms commonly include itching and burning and an eczema-like condition around the nipple, sometimes accompanied by oozing or bleeding.

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* [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db_alpha.aspx?CdrID=45814 Paget disease of the nipple] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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