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MRI detects occult breast cancer in Paget’s disease patients

February 22, 2008 MRI detects occult breast cancer in Paget’s disease patients Marjorie Preston -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Women with Paget's disease of the nipple can be more assured that MRI will detect otherwise hidden malignancies, leading to opportunities for breast conserving therapy, following research from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare type of carcinoma that presents clinically on the skin's surface. Symptoms can include an eczema-like scaling or rash, inflammation of the areola, fluid discharge, or inversion of the nipple. Diagnosis is confirmed by nipple biopsy, and about 95% of cases are associated with an underlying breast cancer.

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