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Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Pictures: Itchy, Rash, Bruised Breasts
There are about 20 people on our mailing list, and usually about eight to ten survivors can make it our lunches along with some spouses and children to round out the group. It's a wonderful time to share stories, rejoice about good news and ask questions about problems. Women I had lunch with when they were extremely worried about their prognosis are now coming up on the third, fifth and 10th year from diagnosis and are doing great. This year of the eight of us who were gathered, five continue to show no evidence of disease NED , and three women are coping well with metastatic disease or new primary cancers.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Because these problems are much more common than IBC, your doctor might suspect infection at first as a cause and treat you with antibiotics. The possibility of IBC should be considered more strongly if you have these symptoms and are not pregnant or breastfeeding, or have been through menopause. IBC grows and spreads quickly, so the cancer may have already spread to nearby lymph nodes by the time symptoms are noticed. This spread can cause swollen lymph nodes under your arm or above your collar bone.
Inflammatory breast cancer is an infrequent, aggressive type of breast cancer that spreads rapidly. Cancer initiates when normal cells in the breast alter and grow uncontrollably, forming a sheet of cells called a tumor. Breast cancer spreads when the cancer grows into other parts of the body through the blood vessels and lymph vessels. Inflammatory breast cancer or IBC is one of the forms of breast cancer causes the solid lump tumors. This type of breast cancer usually forms as sheets or webs of tumor that are difficult to detect.