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Have inverted nipple. Family history of breast cancer. Discoloration on the nipple. Need to be worried?

i am 51 year old woman with breast cancer in my family and i do have an invert nipple but i have had this for 30 years but in the last few months ive notice that my right nipple (not the one thats introvert) has paches of discoloration on it a first i thought it was dry skin but its not but there is no dischaged the color is white to like a beige should i be worried
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your problem but I am glad that you are seeking medical attention for the same.
A family history of breast cancer does put you at a higher risk of getting the disease but regular screening can help you detect it early.
An inversted nipple for so long does not confer any risk of cancer. Is the discoloration of the nipple on the other side associated with itching as well? When was the last time you had a mammogram?
I would advise you to visit a breast surgeon and have your breasts evaluated and also get an imaging test done.

Hope everything turns out to be normal.
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