Paget's disease of the breast

Paget’s disease of the breast – also called Paget’s disease of the nipple – is an uncommon type of breast cancer that usually first shows as changes to the nipple. It occurs in less than 5% of all women with breast cancer. Men can also get Paget’s disease but this is very rare.

Paget’s disease of the breast is not the same as Paget’s disease of the bone.

Last reviewed: December 2015
Next planned review begins 2017

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