How long does it take inflammatory breast cancer to spread? Symptoms of IBC progress quickly, over three to six weeks, and may include: Areas of discoloration (red, pink or purple), a bruise or rash spread over one-third of your breast. Dimpling, pitting or thickening of your breast skin that resembles an orange peel.
What is the best treatment for inflammatory breast cancer? Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) that has not spread outside the breast is stage III. In most cases, treatment is chemotherapy first to try to shrink the tumor, followed by surgery to remove the cancer. Radiation and often other treatments, like more chemotherapy or targeted drug therapy, are given after surgery.
Can you survive inflammatory breast cancer? The 5-year survival rate for people with inflammatory breast cancer is 41%. However, survival rates vary depending on the stage, tumor grade, certain features of the cancer, and the treatment given. If the cancer has spread to the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 56%.
Is inflammatory breast cancer operable? A: Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a locally advanced, non-operable breast cancer. This means that surgery at the time of diagnosis is not advisable due to the presence of widespread tumor that involves the entire breast, the skin overlying the breast, and the lymph nodes that drain the lymph fluid from the breast.