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Friday, July 25, 2014
Hello, I have discovered an itchy circle, about the size of a dime on my right areola. It appears redder than the nearby tissue, itches, and is a little scaly to touch. I have been using good moisturizers on this patch for about 2 weeks with no improvement.
What do you suggest?
You should see a dermatologist or a breast specialist for a possible biopsy. This is likely benign, but there is a nipple condition that is related to breast cancer (Paget's disease of the nipple) that could look like what you are describing.
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University