Breast Cancer

  • Danya Reich
  • Corinna Eleni Psomadakis
  • Bobby Buka


Skin changes are seen in a variety of cancers. In this case, a patient was found to have changes consistent with local invasion of the breast tissue by an underlying cancer. Breast cancer can cause a number of visible changes in breast tissue, including nipple inversion, skin puckering, skin thickening and flaking, erythema and skin color changes, ulceration, nipple discharge, and distortion. When such changes are observed, a breast examination is warranted, followed by referral to a breast surgeon.


Breast cancer Breast Malignancy Puckering Dimpling Erythema Inflammation Skin changes Ulcer Infiltration Discharge Distortion Pruritus Cancer Breast cancer Peau d’orange Nipple inversion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danya Reich
    • 1
  • Corinna Eleni Psomadakis
    • 2
  • Bobby Buka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineMount Sinai School of Medicine Attending Mount Sinai Doctors/Beth Israel Medical Group-WilliamsburgBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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