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Paget's Disease

Paget's Disease: Introduction

Paget's disease is a special type of breast cancer. For the similarly named bone disease, see Paget's disease of bone. ...more »

Symptoms of Paget's Disease

Treatments for Paget's Disease

  • Surgery is the usual treatment for Paget's disease of the nipple. Additional treatments may be recommended under certain circumstances
  • Hormone therapy
    • Hormone inhibition medications - tamoxifen, letrazole
    • Surgical ovary removal
  • Chemotherapy - often used in combination with surgery +/- radiotherapy
  • more treatments...»

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Paget's Disease: Complications

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Causes of Paget's Disease

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Paget's Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Paget's Disease

Prognosis for Paget's Disease: slow progressing condition which benefits from treatment

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Definitions of Paget's Disease:

A red, weeping, often crusted lesion of the nipple. Microscopically, it is characterized by malignant cells with large nuclei, prominent nucleoli, and abundant pale cytoplasm (Paget cells) infiltrating the epidermis. In almost every case of Paget's disease, an underlying breast carcinoma is found (usually in situ, or in situ and infiltrating ductal carcinoma). (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed.) --2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly; excessive bone destruction sometimes leading to bone pain and fractures and skeletal deformities - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Paget's Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Paget's Disease, or a subtype of Paget's Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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