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>> Patricia A. Talbert
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>> In a message dated 4/18/2000 4:57:53 PM Central Daylight Time, YPresley
>> << Subject: Breast Cancer
>> PAGET'S DISEASE Is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside
>> the breast, on the nipple and areola, it appears as a rash which later
>> becomes a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever
>> it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different
>> me, but the rash bothered me so went to my doctor's office for that.
>> Sometimes it itched and was sore but other than that it didn't really
>> me, was just ugly and a nuisance, and would not clear up with all the
>> given by doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes that I
>> just had prior to this
>> outbreak. Therefore I went in to doctors office for further assistance.
>> seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now
>> suspect there are not many women out there who know a lesion or rash on
>> nipple or areola can be breast cancer.
>> What are the symptoms?
>> Mine started out as a single red pimple on the areola. One of the
>> problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear
>> be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or
>> infections, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.
>> The symptoms include:
>> 1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it
>> itch and burn. ( As I stated mine did not itch much or burn, and no
>> was I aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one
>> 2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the areola
>> with a whitish thick looking area in the center of my nipple)
>> 3. Usually only one nipple is affected.
>> How is it diagnosed?
>> Your doctor will do a physical exam, and should suggest having a
>> of both breasts done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and
>> crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin),your
>> should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor
>> order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on. They will take
>> sample of your breast tissue in that area to test for cancer. If the
>> is only in the nipple and not in the breast, your doctor may recommend
>> removing the nipple and surrounding tissue or suggest radiation
>> Had my doctor caught mine right away, instead of flaking it off as
>> dermatitis perhaps they could of saved my breast and it wouldn't have
>> to my lymph nodes.
>> This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your
>> friends as possible, it
>> Could save someone's life. My breast cancer has spread and metastasized
>> my bones, this after
>> receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and
>> tamaxofin. If this had
>> been diagnosed in the beginning as breast cancer and treated right away
>> perhaps it would not have
>> I did try to spread the word through Rosie O'Donnell show on breast
>> awareness but it failed to trigger enough importance to receive an
>> announcement on her show last year. This is sad as women are not aware
>> Paget's disease.
>> If by passing this around on the e-mail we can make others aware of it
>> it's potential danger we
>> are helping women everywhere.
>> PLEASE SEND THIS TO ALL THE WOMEN YOU CARE ABOUT; CANCER CAN BE FOUGHT
>> IF WE ARE ALL AWARE!
>> Sherry L. Dunaway
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