Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

It is the type of breast cancer which is occur due to the long-term inflammatory condition which make the breast tissue swollen, red and painful mass.

It only metastasis to local sites like nearby lymph nodes or tissue therefore this type is locally aggressive cancer. 


Signs and symptoms include:INFLAMMATORY BREAST DISEASE Symptoms Treatment

  • Tenderness
  • Inversion of nipples
  • Ridges on the skin of the affected breast
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Change in appearance of breast
  • Enlargement of breast
  • Enlarged lymph node

The exact cause of the inflammatory breast cancer is not known yet. But due to chronic inflammation mutation occur in the rapidly growing cells of breast which make changing in the DNA of breast cells which elicit the cancer.


After taking history your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnosis the cancer:

  • Imaging test like x-ray and mammography to check the sign of cancer.
  • Physical examination of your breast for swelling and other signs of inflammation like tenderness, redness and warm.
  • Tissue biopsy

Treatment depend upon the severity and overall health condition of the patient. Treatment options include:

  • Chemotherapy is best to killed the rapidly growing cells of tumor with the help of the chemotherapy drugs. Along with chemotherapy neoadjuvant therapy also done to shrink the size of the tumor.
  • Surgical process include mastectomy in which total removal of breast tissue occur.
  • Hormonal therapy also used to reduce the size of cancerous mass.
  • Radiation therapy. Damage the tumor cells with the help of the radiation.
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