inflammatory breast cancer


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inflammatory breast cancer

Oncology Breast CA characterized by ↑ warmth, redness, swelling caused by cancer cells blocking skin lymphatics; skin has a pitted “peau d'orange” appearance. See Breast cancer.

Patient discussion about inflammatory breast cancer

Q. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be? Hello…… I am 27, female and I have noticed a little lump on my left breast. It is light pink in color and it irritates when touched a little. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be?

A. Do not worry! These are normal for young woman as they get pink lumps on their breast from time to time. It doesn’t looks like a symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer. It may be a cyst, swollen gland, bruise, or something else. Your one breast would be larger than the other, if it’s inflammatory breast cancer. You should go to the doctor and have breast examination to conclude your problem.

Q. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared … What do you think that this could be? Hello…… I am 27, female and I have noticed a little lump on my left breast. It is light pink in color and it irritates when touched a little. Is it the symptom of the inflammatory breast cancer, I am scared …. What do you think that this could be?

A. Inflammatory breast cancer usually presents as a more diffuse discoloration (usually brawny) of the skin or "orange peel" appearance. The findings you describe may represent cyst or localized infection. In addition, you're quite young, so breast cancer is not the common diagnosis of breast lumps at your age.

However, making diagnosis over the net, without even seeing you is both unreliable and inappropriate, so consulting a doctor may be wise.

Take care,

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