Breast cancer

Nipple changes and discharges

Paget's disease of the nipple

Paget’s disease of the nipple is a rare type of breast cancer, which occurs mainly in older women, and appears as a rash on the nipple.

Nipple inversion

It can be normal to have inverted nipples, but it is not normal to have a change in the shape or the form of the nipple.

Nipple discharge

Nipple discharge is worrying as it may be associated with cancer. The majority of people with a nipple discharge do not have cancer especially if they are young, the discharge is not bloody or if it comes from more than one duct.

Spot rare breast cancers

An e-mail warning women of a 'new kind of breast cancer' has been doing the rounds lately. We put together the facts on two of the rarest forms of breast cancer.

Nipple discharge and its causes

Nipple discharge is worrying as it may be associated with cancer. The majority of people with a nipple discharge do not have cancer especially if they are young,

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Breast cancer expert

Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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