Inflammatory breast cancer  IBC is one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer that can occur in women of any age and, extremely rarely, in men. It is called inflammatory because it frequently presents with symptoms resembling an inflammation. Despite the name, whether inflammation contributes to the development of "inflammatory breast cancer" remains an area of ongoing research. Typical presentation is rapid swelling, sometimes associated by skin changes peau d'orange , and nipple retraction.
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Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that develops rapidly, making the affected breast red, swollen and tender. Inflammatory breast cancer occurs when cancer cells block the lymphatic vessels in skin covering the breast, causing the characteristic red, swollen appearance of the breast. Inflammatory breast cancer is considered a locally advanced cancer — meaning it has spread from its point of origin to nearby tissue and possibly to nearby lymph nodes. Inflammatory breast cancer can easily be confused with a breast infection, which is a much more common cause of breast redness and swelling. Seek medical attention promptly if you notice skin changes on your breast. Inflammatory breast cancer care at Mayo Clinic.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
This is a rare type of breast cancer. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and about research and clinical trials. In inflammatory breast cancer, the cancer cells block the smallest lymph channels in the breast. The lymph channels or lymph ducts are part of the lymphatic system.