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What is Inflammatory breast cancer?

What is Inflammatory breast cancer?

  • Inflammatory breast cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of invasive breast cancer, where the skin of the breast becomes red, inflamed and pitted in appearance.

Inflammatory breast cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Inflammatory breast cancer, or a subtype of Inflammatory breast cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Inflammatory breast cancer: Introduction

Types of Inflammatory breast cancer:

Broader types of Inflammatory breast cancer:

Who gets Inflammatory breast cancer?

Gender Ratio for Inflammatory breast cancer: rare in males

How serious is Inflammatory breast cancer?

Prognosis of Inflammatory breast cancer: Survival in breast cancer depends on multiple social, biologic, and independent patient factors. Tumor size clearly is associated with higher mortality. Lesions greater than 5.0 cm were associated with a 50-60% 20-year survival rate compared to those less than 1 cm, which had a 93-98% 20-year survival rate.
Complications of Inflammatory breast cancer: see complications of Inflammatory breast cancer

What causes Inflammatory breast cancer?

Causes of Inflammatory breast cancer: see causes of Inflammatory breast cancer

What are the symptoms of Inflammatory breast cancer?

Symptoms of Inflammatory breast cancer: see symptoms of Inflammatory breast cancer

Complications of Inflammatory breast cancer: see complications of Inflammatory breast cancer

Onset of Inflammatory breast cancer: Mostly between 50-70 years of age.

Inflammatory breast cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Inflammatory breast cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Inflammatory breast cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Inflammatory breast cancer: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Inflammatory breast cancer.
Treatments for Inflammatory breast cancer: see treatments for Inflammatory breast cancer
Research for Inflammatory breast cancer: see research for Inflammatory breast cancer

Name and Aliases of Inflammatory breast cancer

Main name of condition: Inflammatory breast cancer

Other names or spellings for Inflammatory breast cancer:

IBC

Inflammatory breast cancer: Related Conditions

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