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.                                                                                                                                                                   

In This Section 

  • What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Symptoms / Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • IBC vs Breast Infection
  • Diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Stages of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Doctors that treat Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • The Treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • The Prognosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • History of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

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