Symptoms of DCIS
Most women with DCIS have no symptoms and only find out they have it when it’s found on a mammogram (breast x-ray).
Because more women are having mammograms as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, DCIS is now diagnosed much more often than it used to be.
A small number of women with DCIS have symptoms such as:
- a breast lump
- fluid (discharge) coming out of the nipple
- a rash (like eczema) on the nipple.
Paget’s disease of the breast
Paget’s disease is a condition that affects the skin of the nipple. It causes redness and itching in the nipple and the darker area around it (the areola). Women who have Paget’s disease may have underlying DCIS or an invasive breast cancer.
We have more information about Paget’s disease available.