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    Exclamation Important : New form of Breast Cancer

    (copied from an email sent to me by my cousin)

    For all women - Men pass this on to the women you care about.

    A New Form of Breast Cancer

    Please forward to all of the women in your lives: Mothers, daughters,

    sisters, aunts, friends, etc. In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was

    found. The sister of my friend developed a rash on her breast, similar to

    that of young mothers who are nursing. Because her mammogram had been clear,
    the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections.

    After 2 rounds and it continued to get worse, her doctor sent her for

    another mammogram, and this time it showed a mass. A biopsy found a fast

    growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then

    mastectomy; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months

    of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health. One year of

    living each day to its fullest.

    Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and

    decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. We

    had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After just

    a few days of needing morphine, she slipped away saying she had done what

    God had sent her into the world to do and now it was her time to go. PLEASE

    be alert to any thing that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help

    as soon as possible. Her message is as follows:

    Paget's Disease, This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside

    of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appeared as a rash, which later

    became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have never suspected

    it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to

    me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes,

    it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just

    ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams

    prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just

    prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me

    it could be cancerous. Now, I suspect there are not many women out there who

    know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. Mine

    started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest

    problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to

    be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or

    infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.

    What are the symptoms? The symptoms include: 1. A persistent redness,

    oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I

    stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of,

    but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.) 2. A sore on your

    nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish

    thick looking area in center of nipple). 3. Usually only one nipple is


    How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest

    having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the

    redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of

    the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one

    breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is

    going on.

    This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your

    relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life. My breast

    cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of

    chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had

    been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have

    spread... TO ALL READERS: This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's

    disease. If, by passing this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware

    of it, and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere. Please, if

    you can, take a moment to forward this message to as many people as

    possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet

    the results could save a life!

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    Great post Canes......bump!

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    Thanks Neo, I just hope some of the gals read it

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    BUMP!!! For more people to read!

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