A 38-year-old member asked:
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main differences between mastitis and ibc?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Similar: Mastitis is a benign, infection, usually with an abscess. Ibc is breast cancer that can look like an infection and not have a mass but is an aggressive form of breast cancer. A biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis of ibc. Often the mammogram will be normal with minor changes.
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

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Cancer: One is an infection and one is cancer. Mastitis is an infection and looks like inflammatory breast cancer.
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Often: Symptoms are the same. Inflammatory breast cancer doesn't get better with antibiotics.

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