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Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer is an advanced stage of breast cancer may not be detected by a mammogram or ultrasound.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, accounting for about 1% to 6% of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States.
Inflammatory breast cancer is now separated from other forms of advanced stage breast cancer. It is characterized by:
A short life.
A higher incidence of cancer receptor HER2-positive and negative endocrine.
It is often diagnosed at a younger age compared with advanced stage breast cancer non-inflammatory.
What is the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer?
In contrast to the more common forms of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer generally don’t appear as bumps. This disease is growing as nests or sheets that clog the lymph system under the skin. Often symptoms associated with other diseases. Therefore, the diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer may be delayed.
The symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include:
Pain in the breast. Often inflammatory breast cancer is mistaken as a breast infection and treated with antibiotics. If the response to an antibiotic does not occur after a week, ask for breast biopsy or referral to a breast specialist.
Skin changes in the breast area. You may find the pinkish or reddish areas often with citrus texture and thickness.
Bruise on the breast that does not go away.
Sudden swelling of the breast.
Swelling of the lymph nodes under the arms or in the neck.
This change often happens quickly, during the week.
How inflammatory breast cancer diagnosed?
Inflammatory breast cancer is often misdiagnosed as other medical conditions. It is very important to pursue breast or skin biopsy if treatment for breast conditions such as infection does not work.
How inflammatory breast cancer be treated?
inflammatory breast cancer is aggressive that can spread quickly. Treatment options include:
Surgeon. Surgery involves a mastectomy may be done after chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy. This is given before surgery to shrink the tumor and make cancer operation. Chemotherapy also reduce the chances of cancer will relapse.
Radiation. Radiation is often given after chemotherapy and surgery to reduce recurrence.
What are the signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer?
inflammatory breast cancer led to a number of signs and symptoms, the most commonly occur together. Is growing rapidly and include:
The breasts become warm
The redness that involve more than one-third of the breast
Thickening (edema/swelling) of the skin of the breast
Ridging of the breast skin
Sometimes the nipples become inverted. The skin may have a texture orange peel. Most often, there is no mass (tumor) can be felt. Swelling of the skin may cause one to appear larger breasts than others. Breast feels warm to touch and can feel the weight compared to the other breast. Breasts may also be tender and painful or itchy.
Pain, warmth, redness, and itching are also common symptoms of breast infection or inflammation. Because this condition is far more common than the IBC, the doctor may suspect an infection at first as the cause and treating it with antibiotics. This may be a good first step, but if symptoms do not improve in 7 to 10 days, tests to look for cancer should be done.
Because IBC grows and spreads so quickly, the cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes at the time the patient notices symptoms of breast. This deployment can cause the lymph nodes under the arm or above collarbone became swollen. If diagnosis is delayed, the cancer could become more advanced, and spread to the lymph nodes in the chest or to distant places.