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i have a recurring rash on my right breast. should i be worried that it is inflammatory breast cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Inflammatory breast cancer isn't a rash. A "rash" confined to the nipple may be Paget's. Your physician is your best guide.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive lesion that is not found to be associated with a recurring rash. The lesion represents subcutaneous lymphatic cancer and as such when examined presented as a defined lesion with margins that are elevated secondary to the subcutaneous lymphedema associated with this lesion. Untreated, it progresses rapidly

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