Inflammatory Breast Cancer
What is inflammatory breast cancer?
Inflammatory breast cancer is a locally advanced breast cancer that may not be detected by mammogram or ultrasound.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, accounting for approximately 1% to 6% of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States.
Inflammatory breast cancer is now separated from other forms of locally advanced breast cancer. It is marked by:
- A shortened survival.
- A higher incidence of HER2-positive and endocrine receptor negative cancers.
It is often diagnosed at a younger age compared to non-inflammatory locally advanced breast cancers.
Viewers share their comments
Find support and advances in treatment.