Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women when compare to men.
Within the Ireland, rates are broadly similar for all countries, which has a slightly lower rate (and has done for a period of two decades). The lifetime risk of (females) developing breast cancer in the Ireland is 1 in 8. The European age-standardised incidence rate is approximately 120 per 100,000 women. It's usually treated in the same way as more common types of breast cancer, either by removing the cancerous section of the breast or sometimes by removing the entire breast – a procedure known as a mastectomy.
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.