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A 37-year-old member asked:

does anyone have inflammatory carcinoma?

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Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong answered
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
Yes: Most likely you are referring to breast cancer. There is a type of very aggressive breast cancer that presents like infection/ inflammation. The skin is thick and looks like orange peel and the breast is swollen red and tender. Biopsy usually shows skin and lymphatics involvement by cancer cells and treatement usually is chemotherapy followed by surgery then radiation.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: inflammatory carcinoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
IBC: The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632 . A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at M.D. Anderson cancer center.

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