Q. I’ve been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. What can you tell me about it, and what my treatment might be like?
A. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) accounts for fewer than 5% of new breast cancers. Unlike most breast cancer, it doesn’t start with a lump. Instead, it’s characterized by your breast skin turning red and feeling warm, much as it would with mastitis or another infection. Unfortunately, IBC is often mistaken for an infection, and thus valuable time is lost while the...
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