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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Enfermedad de Paget del pezón

Paget disease of the nipple (PA-jet dih-ZEEZ )
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.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.