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A 40-year-old female asked:

Is it possible during treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma that you could also develop inflammatory breast cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Need more details: It is unusual to be faced with this question because invasive cancer simply means the cancer is real and not in-situ (stage-0) any more. Inflammatory cancer is one type of invasive cancer. Other types are called invasive ductal carcinoma or invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: It can happen if the tumor is resistant to the current therapy. Rare but it does occur so regular follow up is important. Hope this helps.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know I have invasive ductal carcinoma versus inflammatory breast cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Biopsy: First, the physical examination of the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer will show diffuse red swelling of the skin of much of the breast. Biopsy of the breast skin would show cancer cells in the skin lymphatics. Invasive ductal breast cancer is contained in the breast tissues and not spreading into the breast skin.

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