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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.
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
A kind of breast : Cancer is the usual use for this term. The breast appears to have an appearance of redness. It looks like an infection and is often mistaken for one. Under the microscope the skin lymphatics will have tumor cells in them. It is usually treated with a combination of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Term usually applies: To breast cancer. The breast swells, reddens, and the skin takes the character of the skin of an orange. Biopsy commonly show cancer in skin lymph channels. Nipple may be inverted. Requires urgent treatment by team including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. Surgery is never first.

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