What is IBC?
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is THE MOST aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed”, sometimes overnight.
Signs of IBC
Because inflammatory breast cancer doesn’t usually occur as a breast lump and has a peculiar growth pattern, its symptoms are not typical signs of cancer, and may appear to be something else.
IBC symptoms may include one or some of the below:
If one or more of these symptoms continue for more than a week, talk to a physician immediately, to find an expert with experience in treating this particular type of breast cancer. Many women have to demand that their physicians “rule out” IBC, and (therefore) become their own best advocate, as more education is needed in the medical community regarding this form of breast cancer.
IBC is treated differently, because it is different.
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