Glossary Term:


Paget disease of the nipple




a rare form of breast cancer that begins in the milk passages (ducts) and spreads to the skin of the nipple and areola. This affected skin may look crusted, scaly, red, or oozing. The prognosis (outlook) is generally better if these nipple changes are the only sign of breast disease and no lump can be felt. Named for the doctor who first identified it; also known as Paget’s disease. See also areola, duct, nipple