Paget's disease of the breast - Frequently Asked Questions

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Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD on Feb 04, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. I am an Indian what are my chances of developing Paget's disease of the breast?

Race does not play a major role in the occurrence of Paget's disease. However, a positive medical history related to cancer or more specifically breast cancer could be a major risk factor for Paget's disease.

2. What role does alcohol play in the development of Paget's disease?

Recent research shows that alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer, which indirectly increases the risk of Paget's disease by 4%.

3. What is the incidence of Paget's disease among men?

Paget's disease affects mainly the women population but in rare cases (1%) affects the male population also.

4. Is Paget's disease curable?

Yes it is 100% curable. Institution of treatment becomes progressively difficult in case of a relapse or recurrence.

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Error in this statement?- is 9% survival after 5 yrs supposed to say 90% "The survival rate of patients without palpable breast mass is 9% after 5 years and 80% after 10 years"

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