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.
- 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 24, 2013|