Paget’s disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer. With her expert understanding of breast conditions, Dr. Lindsay Keith provides efficient diagnosis and effective treatment for this unusual disease.
Paget’s disease of the nipple is a rare type of cancer involving the skin of the nipple and, usually, the darker circle of skin around it, known as the areola. It may be associated with in situ carcinoma or with infiltrating breast carcinoma. The symptoms often mimic benign skin conditions, which can delay the diagnosis.
Typically, Paget’s disease of the nipple is diagnosed via a biopsy of the nipple or areola. This involves removing a small sample of skin, which is then examined under a microscope.
Treatment for Paget’s disease usually involves surgery, with options including a total or partial mastectomy, often combined with lymph node evaluation. Radiation therapy or hormone therapy may be included depending on the disease’s extent and patient’s overall health.
Dr. Lindsay Keith is committed to delivering comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with Paget’s disease of the nipple. Each treatment plan is individually tailored, considering the patient’s overall health, the stage of the disease, and personal preferences.
Understanding Paget’s disease of the nipple can be challenging due to its rarity. Dr. Keith and her team provide extensive support, offering the necessary resources, guidance, and reassurance throughout the care journey.
If you suspect or have been diagnosed with Paget’s disease of the nipple and are seeking expert care, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith. Prioritizing your health and well-being is our utmost goal.
1. What are the symptoms of Paget’s disease of the nipple?
Symptoms can include itchiness, redness, flaking or crusting skin, a tingling or burning sensation, or a lump in the breast. However, these symptoms can also occur with many benign skin conditions.
2. Is Paget’s disease of the nipple always associated with breast cancer?
Yes, Paget’s disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer. It may exist alone or in conjunction with other types of breast cancer.
3. What treatment options are available for Paget’s disease of the nipple?
Treatment typically involves surgery to remove the cancer, often a mastectomy. This can be followed by radiation or hormone therapy, depending on the specific circumstances.