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 http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-an...
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