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What is inflammatory breast cancer?

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This rare and aggressive form of breast cancer often appears as an irritated area of skin. It blocks the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. Inflammatory breast cancer may not be seen in a mammogram or ultrasound, and is often misdiagnosed as an infection. By the time it’s diagnosed, it usually has grown into the skin of the breast. Often, it has already spread to other parts of the body, too.

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National Cancer Institute: "Inflammatory Breast Cancer."

American Cancer Society: “Inflammatory Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 17, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Inflammatory Breast Cancer."

American Cancer Society: “Inflammatory Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 17, 2019

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