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. 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.The disease occurs almost entirely in women when compare to men.
Statistics of Pagets Disease of the Breast in Norway: Preventability estimates show that about 22% of cases of breast cancer in Norway can be prevented by not drinking alcohol, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. Numbers of women still alive five years after a breast cancer diagnosis are 11926.
Treatment of paget's disease of the breast: Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Hormonal therapies, Complementary therapies are the major therapies used in the treatment of paget's disease of the breast, A nipple biopsy allows doctors to correctly diagnose Paget disease of the breast. There are several types of nipple biopsy, including Surface biopsy, Shave biopsy, Punch biopsy, Wedge biopsy