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Does Paget's disease get transmitted by contact? Is this a type of cancer?

We have a female relative that has Paget s disease ( vulva and rectum ). I am concerned that it might be contagious if she uses the toilet seat. I know this is a rare form of skin cancer .... and I do not believe any cancers are contagious. (Even though certain things can bring on cancer .... if not treated in early stages.) I am most concerned about this because I have young women in my family. Please have a GYN (skin cancer) doctor answer this, as this disease is rare.
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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In the query you didn't mention about the age of your relative suffering from Paget's disease..It generally occurs in post menopausal women.
Generally paget's disease occur in the breast,,if it occurs in other sites it is called extra mammary pagets disease..pagets disease of the rectum may extend to vulva area.
Paget's disease is not contagious,,you can safely use the toilet
consult general surgeon and he will give further suggestions and treatment..
surgery is the only treatment..
Hope you understand my answer
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Answered: Tue, 21 May 2013
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