Paget's disease of the breast is one of the causes of chronic eczematous lesions of the nipple. It is usually associated with an underlying neoplasm which may range from a ductal carcinoma in situ to an invasive cancer. The lesion by virtue of its location poses both a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma to the attending surgeon. Paget’s disease is a type of breast cancer that occurs in the ducts adjacent to the nipple and areola and spreads to the skin of the nipple and the areola.
Statistics of Pagets Disease of the Breast in Inida: In currect statistics of Breast cancer in india states that, 44,937 women were newly detected with breast cancer, 70,218 women died of breast cancer, 144937 / 70218 = 2.06 = round it off to 2. So roughly, in India, for every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one lady is dying of it.
Treatment of paget's disease of the breast: breast-conserving surgery, followed by radiation therapy, modified radical mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, bisphosphonates.