x
162 Physicians Online

Question:

Why do Female with Breast Cancer get Blood discharge?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
I am doing a essay for school and was wondering why female with cancer get blood discharge from the nipple and a rash like eczema around the nipple?


Answer:

Breast cancers develop when there is alteration of the cells in the breast tissues most commonly those cells lining the milk ducts or lobules. There are different types of breast cancers. The infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed and presents with blood discharge from nipples, palpable lump and skin changes. The reason why females develop blood discharge from nipples is because the abnormal cancer cells invade into the lining of the milk duct and lobules and cause inflammation and erode into the ductal blood vessels. Hope this answers your question.


Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.

Sign In to join in the conversation.

Related Answers:

My mother was recently diagnosed with brain tumour Gliobastoma Multiforme. It took 7 weeks to diagnose her during whi...

Hi, I'm 36 years old, female. I initially went to the doctor because I suddenly developed cold urticaria, can't drink...

My wife had both breast removed due to cancer. On one she is going to get an inplant and on the other they did reco...

As a teenager, I did snort a lot of ketamine, almost every day for about 5 years. As an adult now, I am under the imp...

Hi, I am a 25 year old female with a history of severe GERD and Hiatal Hernia. The only medications I take are viatm...

I have had 4 lymth nodes under jaw 2 on each side for about 5 years now measuring around 1 to 2cm big they are movabl...

I have this kind of wierd looking growth on the side on my arm...it kind of looks like a wart, I just wondered if you...

Hi there it is regarding my father in law, he was taking treatment for fistulla for several yrs. 2 yrs back he had M...

My 5 month old had a vma and mma urine test to look for nueroblastoma. The creatinine was low, the vma looked fine, b...

Blood with sputum came out from my mouth from the upper palate. What could be the cause. ? Please

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA