Inflammatory Breast Cancer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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IBC is an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer that is always classified as IIIb or IV on a scale that ranges from I-IV.
IBC is usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds when there is not a defined tumor.
IBC is in the lymphatic system which is a part of your immune system that protects you against infection and disease. The cancer cells clog the lymphatic system just below the skin, causing the breast to be discolored and warm to the touch.
IBC usually grows in nests or sheets, rather than as a confined, solid tumor; therefore, it can spread throughout the breast without a detectable lump.
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