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Paget's (PAJ-its) disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. Paget's disease of the breast starts on the nipple and extends to the dark circle of skin (areola) around the nipple. It's easy to mistake the signs and symptoms of Paget's disease of the breast for skin.

Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that outwardly may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast.

Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. According to the National Cancer Institute, Paget's disease of the nipple accounts for less than 5% of all breast cancer cases in the United States. Paget's disease.