Can inflammatory breast cancer look like contact dermatitis?

Here are some... Any intractable dermatitis-like skin change around nipple/areola with local induration deserves an instant attention by breast specialist so to decide if mammography + biopsy or excisional biopsy (lumpectomy) for pathological exam is needed or not. To get all related things done correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish...

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Does inflammatory breast cancer look like a 4 mm pinkish bump on breast skin that has been there for 3 months unchanged? I'm also nursing.

Examination needed. Doubt it is inflammatory carcinoma but any lump in the breast deserves an investigation. It is more common to develop breast abscess in lactating mothers though that should have been evident much earlier than 3 months. A pink bump on the skin that has unchanged for so long can only be diagnosed by a clinician by a direct examination. See your doctor. Read more...
Breast cancer. Typically the skin is swollen and dimple. You should be seen and evaluated by a breast surgeon so that if necessary if can by biopsies and studies like an ultrasound. Read more...

Does inflammatory breast cancer look like a 4mm circular sore that's been there for over a month and has new skin growing over top? I'm nursing.

Probably not. Inflammatory breast cancer often involves the whole breast with redness, swelling, orange peel appearance of the skin. Localized area as described with healing, new skin is not remenicent of ibc, but best to have it looked at by your doctor. Read more...
Not breast cancer. It does not sound like breast cancer; likely you have a mastitis, an infection, not uncommon with breast feeding. See your physician to confirm. Read more...
Breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer looks like cellulitis, a bacterial infection of skin and soft tissues. Cellulitis is a painful, hot, red swollen area that spreads rapidly. Usually there is a fever. Inflammatory breast cancer looks similar but skin is more firm, may have orange peel appearance, usually not painful. So what you describe does not sound like it. Please have your dermatologist take a look. Read more...

How do I know exactly what do the symptoms of breast cancer look like?

Breast lump. There are not many symptoms for early breast cancer, therefore the benefits of screening mammography are manifested. Patients still come to the office with a chief complaint of a breast lump (even after a normal screening mammogram) which should be evaluated by a breast surgeon on a clinical basis and biopsy done if present. Other symptoms include:bloody nipple discharge, nipple excema, redness/. Read more...