Rare Form of Breast Cancer Getting Attention

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Most women who have experienced breast cancer initially find a lump in their breast. However, a rare form of breast cancer is starting to gain attention, Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Inflammatory breast cancer presents more with a reddening of the skin of the breast, a swelling of the skin of the breast, kind of a heaviness, sometimes a tenderness of the breast. It is considered particularly aggressive, blocking the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast and causing the characteristic swelling and redness.

Research efforts have compared the genetics of inflammatory breast cancer tumors to other types of breast cancer and found that not much is different. According to the National Cancer Institute, inflammatory breast cancer makes up somewhere between 1% and 5% of all invasive breast cancer cases.

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