Inflammatory breast cancer


In this video, Dr. Beth Overmoyer from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston outlines the typical symptoms and standard form of treatment for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Learn more about Dana-Farber's inflammatory breast cancer program:


Shay Pausa of ChiKii Woman to Woman interview Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivors. Find out how this deadly disease can so easily go undetected.


How to recognize inflammatory breast cancer symptoms

Not all breast cancer involves a lump. There is a rare, but serious form known as inflammatory breast cancer whose symptoms are unique. Dr. Anne Moore, a leading breast oncologist, describes the symptoms and treatment for inflammatory breast cancer.

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inflammatory cancer breast symptoms


Although rare, inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) requires a timely diagnosis as it occurs very rapidly, particularly in younger women. Dr. Mary Cianfrocca, director of the Breast Cancer Program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about the signs of this cancer, common symptoms and who this disease is likely to affect. Hear about common misdiagnosis, the genetic connection and increased survival rates based on care received from a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Cianfrocca discusses path to diagnosis, current modalitites of therapy including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation and possibly, surgery.


Diagnosing Inflammatory Breast Cancer can be difficult since the cancer is not apparent on ultrasounds, and Mammograms are often painful and difficult for patients with a tender and swollen breast. This video describes the various methods used by physicians at M. D. Anderson to diagnose and treat IBC. These methods include Breast Sonogram, Breast MRI, PET Scans and Biopsy. To learn more about Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment at M. D. Anderson visit


Breast cancer is something women think they know all about: Look for lumps; have mammograms; see our doctors.

But none of that will save you from one silent breast cancer killer that women know virtually nothing about.

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a rare type of breast cancer. Unlike more common breast cancer types, Inflammatory Breast Cancer appears as a rash or infection instead of a lump in the breast. M. D. Anderson is home to a clinic for women with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), believed to be the first such clinic in the world. The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic accepts patients who are newly diagnosed or previously treated, and offers the most innovative treatments currently available.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently conducting clinical trials and research in hopes of finding new treatment options for this rapid growing, and difficult to treat disease. For more information contact MD Anderson at 1-877-MDA-6789