IBC or to give it its full title, Inflammatory Breast Cancer is one of those things you need to be aware of and pray your doctor is too.
Please take the time to watch this video and learn how to recognize the signs.
I have taken the time to gather some information for you. I hope it serves its purpose and saves you the trauma of IBC. Thanks to the ACS for this info below.
There are many symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer. It is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:
· One breast becomes much larger than the other one (often sudden)
· Warmth and swelling in the breast (often sudden)
· Redness or pinkness that may look like an infection
· Itching or pain in the breast that won’t go away
· Dimpling of the skin that may look like the skin of an orange (called peau d’ orange)
· Ridges or thickened areas of skin
· Nipple discharge
· Nipple retraction or flattening
· Change in the color of the areola (the dark skin around the nipple)
· A bruise that does not go away
· Swollen lymph nodes on the neck or under the arm
· A lump (although often there is no lump)