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Being diagnosed with IBC is a frightening experience. It’s important for new patients to realize that any statistics they read do not predict what will happen to them and to live in the hope that they will survive to accomplish their goals in life.  At one time IBC was often excluded from breast cancer research because of its rarity.  Now researchers are realizing that understanding the very factors that make IBC so deadly will help them unlock the secrets of other types of breast cancer. There is definitely hope for IBC patients.

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IBC Research Foundation.  Symptoms of IBC.  Accessed Feb. 23, 2014. http://www.ibcresearch.org/symptoms/

Johnson, P. Inflammatory Breast Cancer Diagnosis Story.  HealthCentral.  Sept. 25, 2007.  Retrieved from http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/9692/14163/start-lump

Johnson, P. Rash or Inflammatory Breast Cancer:  When Should I Panic?  HealthCentral.  Sept. 26, 2008.  Retrieved from http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/9692/42433/inflammatory 

Merajver, S. Diagnostic challenges, epidemiology, and updates in the search for IBC signaling determinants.  Lecture.  San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 10, 2013.  Retrieved from http://sabcs.org/pastsymposia/index.asp

NIH Fact Sheet: Inflammatory Breast Cancer  Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/IBC