What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

What’s Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

Inflammatory breast cancerInflammatory breast cancer is a rare, advanced disease affecting 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States. Though rare, it’s aggressive and knowing about this type of breast cancer can potentially save a life.

According to Founder of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Ginny Mason, people often go a long time with a misdiagnosis of this disease before their physician finds out that it’s in fact inflammatory breast cancer.

You may be wondering why it’s often misdiagnosed. Part of the answer is inflammatory breast cancer symptoms can appear overnight and in most cases, fail to show up on a mammogram.

So what can you do? The best solution is to educate yourself about this disease, you can do so by watching Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation’s video below or by visiting www.ibcresearch.org.