Inflammatory Breast Cancer (cont.)
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What are the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer?
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Unlike the more common form of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer does not generally show up as a lump. The disease grows as nests or sheets that clog the lymph system under the skin. Often the symptoms are attributed to other diseases. Therefore, the diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer may be delayed.
Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include:
These changes often occur quickly, over a period of weeks.
How is Inflammatory Breast Cancer Diagnosed?
Inflammatory breast cancer is often misdiagnosed as another medical condition. It's important to pursue a breast or skin biopsy if treatment for another breast condition like an infection doesn't work.
Reviewed on 5/9/2012
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