Paget disease of the nipple

Definition / meaning of Paget disease of the nipple

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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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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