What is inflammatory breast cancer, how is it different from other cancers?

Looks like infection. Ibc occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. See a medical oncologist immediately if you have these symptoms.
Very aggressive. Inflammatory breast cancer is so named because it spreads from the breast ducts into the lymphatics of the skin of the breast, giving the breast an appearance like an infection. When diagnosed, it is assumed that cancer cells have already spread throughout the body; therefore, our first line of therapy is chemotherapy, followed by mastectomy and radiation therapy.
Clinical and biopsy. Inflammatory breast cancer is a very aggressive and rare firm of breast cancer that is defined by invasion of the dermal lymphatic channels in ones skin. This presents as a red spreading rash on the skin and may or may not be associated with an actual mass in the breast. Skin biopsy is used to diagnose it. Aggressive tx includes chemotherapy, mastectomy, and radiation. Reconstruction possible.
Type of cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.” inflammatory breast cancer accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States.

Related Questions

I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?

Congratulations. As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others....
No. Risk of recurrence in TNBC is greatest in first 2-3 yr. You should consider genetic testing, which is indicated in TNBC in women 60 yrs old or younger at diagnosis. Genetic testing might suggest other cancers that you may be at risk for.

Can soy milk cause breast cancer or cancers....I heard it from different people that it can just want to know some facts?

Don't listen. Breast cancer causes unknown unless genetic or familial.
Nope! Don't worry! For patients with breast cancer, some oncologists advise avoiding soy, wild yam, red clover, and other phytoestrogens. There is conflicting evidence that these can cause breast cancer cells to grow more quickly. However, people who eat a plant-based diet including soy are at a lower risk of breast cancer overall. So don't worry!

What do the different stages of breast cancer mean?

The extent of cancer.. ..is typically categorized into various stages. A complete diagnostic evaluation is needed to determine a cancer's stage. Criteria are the size of the primary tumor, the involvement of regional lymph nodes, invasion into tissue outside the breast, or more distant metastasis. Staging systems are usually numbered I-IV with various subdivisions. See http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/Patient/page2.

Could you tell me what are different leads to of breast cancer besides heredity?

Not causes - risks. Cause and effect are hard to prove. Women with several first degree relatives having cancer are at higher risk. New studies have identified certain genes that are high risk as well. Women who have "uncycled estrogen" like those with no children or long term bcp use have more risk. Women with certain types of breast changes develop higher risk too. Consider a look at 'nci risk assessment tool'.
Many risk factors. Hereditary breast cancer accounts for less than 10% of all cases. Most cases are sporadic. Some of the risk factors asscociated with development of breast cancer are early age at first menstruation, late menapause, nulliparity (never pregnant), obesity, female sex (100 times more common in women than in men), older age, certain benign breast condition, chest irradiation.

What are typical breast cancer treatments for different stages?

Some nuance. By stage, but removal with clear margin, radiotherapy to conserve breast; chemo for nodes, er-, and oncotype forecast benefit for er +, hormones for er +, trastuzumab for her-2-neu+. Post op XRT 4 or more nodes, tumor > 5cm, inflammatory brca.
3 Basic Tools. Breast ca rx may include surgery +/-radiation rx (rt) +/-chemotherapy (ctx). Surgery may involve a lumpectomy or mastectomy, depending on tumor characteristics & pt preference; each include sentinel lymph node biopsy. Rt is mandatory after lumpectomy and sometimes necessary after mastectomy, if advanced. Ctx encompasses many different drugs, based upon the stage & molecular features.