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WHAT IS Inflammatory breast cancer
Inflammatory Breast Cancer is among one of the rarest and most deadly forms of breast cancer. It tends to strike younger women, is aggressive and difficult to treat. Inflammatory breast cancer is considered: locally advanced breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma or high grade infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
It is very important to distinguish IBC from other types of breast cancer because there are major differences in its symptoms, prognosis (outlook), and treatment. It can be easily misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly, compared to more common breast cancers.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is entirely different from other types of breast cancer – as a result, the symptoms, prognosis and outcomes all require specific, customized attention. There are an estimated 15,000-20,000 new cases of IBC diagnosed annually, according to Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli.
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