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.
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.

Related Questions

Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general. Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. Read more...
It can be. Redness of the breast is not usually seen in early breast cancer. But more advanced cancers can cause redness especially a type of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. You should get yourself examined by a breast cancer specialist right away. Read more...

I have a red blotch on my breast next to my ariola. Is this a sign of breast cancer?

doesn't sound like . It sure doesn't sound like it, but symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider, especially when you are concerned about a potentially fatal disease. Read more...
Probably not. There's a form of breast cancer called "inflammatory cancer" which presents as red, swollen skin on the breast. Another type of breast ca is padget's disease, but that is usually seen on the areola. Both are rare, fortunately. If the lesion has been there for a while, you should get it checked out. A skin biopsy is the only way to know for certain. Read more...
See you doc. You should bring this to the attention of your friendly primary care physician. Read more...

Red pin prick dots on boobs. Father has genetic breast cancer. Should I be worried?

If it is skin change. and away from nipple, it is probably not cancer. But you are probably at higher than average risk of breast and other cancers, so speak with your doctor about risk modification. Read more...

I have a small group of red pinprick dots on my breast. My father has genetic breast cancer. Should I be worried?

Breast skin rash? Given the family history of breast cancer, it would be wise to schedule a consultation with your provider to perform a breast exam and mammogram if indicated, but, usually, what you describe is likely to be a skin "rash" ( dermatitis) and not indicative of any underlying abnormality. Read more...