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.
How long can you have IBC without knowing? For inflammatory breast cancer to be diagnosed, these symptoms must have been present for less than six months.
How long does it take to notice inflammatory breast cancer? Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) causes a number of signs and symptoms, most of which develop quickly (within 3-6 months), including: Swelling (edema) of the skin of the breast. Redness involving more than one-third of the breast.
Can IBC be caught early? IBC doesn’t usually appear like typical breast cancer, and it may be hard to catch early. Because of this, by the time IBC is diagnosed, it’s progressed to a more advanced stage.