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    Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, fast-growing type of breast cancer. The cancer cells block the lymph fluid in the breast tissue and usually don't form lumps.

    Symptoms include:

    • Redness, tenderness, and warmth.
    • Thickening of the skin of the breast (orange peel appearance).
    • Rapid breast enlargement.
    • Ridging of the skin of the breast.

    Treatment involves chemotherapy, breast surgery, and radiation therapy. Afterwards, more chemotherapy or hormone therapy (or both) may be needed.

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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