Inflammatory Breast Cancer or Carcinoma is the most malignant form of Breast Cancers – and it occurs in 3% of all breast cancers.

Therefore it is considered quite rare.

Presentation is that of a rapidly growing, often painful mass that causes an enlargement of one of the Breast

The skin becomes:.

-   Red
-   Inflamed
-   Warm
-   Swollen breast
-   Tenderness
-   Color change

The important aspect of this breast cancer is that the traditional symptoms do not apply to inflammatory cancer.

It can often mimic breast abscess or infection

Symptoms won’t go away following treatment of antibiotics

Biopsy is often necessary for complete diagnosis

Treatment

-   Chemotherapy
-   Surgery
-   Radiation
-   Hormone therapy [tamoxifen or anastrozole]

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