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nipple dry, flaky and sore
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nipple dry, flaky and sore
I have alot of sensitivity in my left nipple and now it is very dry and flaky. If I peel some of the dry skin away, it will bleed. Is this a sign of breast cancer or something else?
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Dear sugarbaer, This is not a usual sign of breast cancer, and more likely related to a skin condition.  If it has been concerning you and persists, you may want to have it checked out by your health care professional.
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many things can cause what you describe; most are not dangerous. But, depending on what it actually looks like, a form of cancer called paget's disease is a possibility. The only way to find out is to have it checked.
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