What were your first signs of inflammatory breast cancer?
- Pain in the breast.
- Skin changes in the breast area.
- A bruise on the breast that doesn’t go away.
- Sudden swelling of the breast.
- Itching of the breast.
- Nipple changes or discharge.
- Swelling of the lymph nodes under the arm or in the neck.
What does the pain of inflammatory breast cancer feel like? Unusual warmth of the affected breast. Dimpling or ridges on the skin of the affected breast, similar to an orange peel. Tenderness, pain or aching. Enlarged lymph nodes under the arm, above the collarbone or below the collarbone.
How do you rule out inflammatory breast cancer? A diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer is confirmed by breast imaging, breast core biopsy and a skin punch biopsy. Breast biopsy and skin punch biopsy involves the doctor taking a small sample of breast tissue and breast skin, respectively.
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.