How do I know if I have breast cancer rash?

A biopsy . The only way to know for sure is to be examined by a physician and if there is suspicion for cancer a biopsy of the skin would be performed . Redness of the breast can be seen with infection or after radiation treatment in women who have been treated for breast cancer.

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Dry rash on both breast on the sides. Could it be breast cancer?

Dry skin. sounds more like dry skin. Skin changes associated with breast cancer do not present like this and very rarely affect both breasts. Try some moisturizing cream for a week or so and see if that helps. Read more...

What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

Thickness. Inflammatory breast cancer is an inflammation due to the blocked lymphatic vessels in the deep layer of the skin by cancer cells. The inflammation from intertrigo involves only the superficial layer of skin. Deeper inflammation is thicker and the swelling looks like the skin of an orange. Also, it doesn't usually involve the inframammary fold. An experienced surgeon can usually differentiate. Read more...
Here are some ... Intertrigo denotes the skin inflammation or infection from sweat moisture, warmth, local fungal & bacterial growth in deep skin folds like those under breasts, armpits, groins, etc. Rash from inflammatory breast cancer appears at its overlaying skin. So, by the location, appearance, induration, etc., the differential diagnosis can be easily reached. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Is the rash for inflammatory breast cancer always red?

Looks Like Infection. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer which may give the appearance of a breast infection. Cancer cells block the lymphatics in the skin of the breast, leading to signs that mimic infection: breast redness, swelling, heaviness, pain, and/or thickening of the skin that may resemble the appearance of the surface of an orange. Read more...
Usually but not alwa. Sometimes the skin involvement looks pink or even a little yellow. In people with dark skin, the skin can sometimes just look a little darker. Read more...

Is it possible to develop inflammatory breast cancer within 3 months of a clear mammogram? I have a small rash on breast 3 mos post clear mammogram.

Yes but unlikely. Inflammatory breast cancer (or Paget's disease of the breast) can develop quickly, starting out in the ducts (as ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS) which generally forms calcifications or spots that are picked up on mammograms; however, mammograms are notorious for providing false negative (&false positive) results. That being said, the odds are on your side that it's a b9 (fungal?) rash/dermatiti. Read more...