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Breast Cancer

Bleeding nipple

07/20/2007

Question:

Can bleeding nipple indicate cancer when a mammagram shows none

Answer:

Any bleeding from the nipple should be investigated by a breast specialist. There are different causes, whether it is coming from within the duct or from the skin of the nipple itself, a mammogram may not be the best indicator of the underlying cause.

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Response by:

Jennifer B Manders, MD Jennifer B Manders, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati