What does an inflammatory breast cancer spot look like? Signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer
Redness involving more than one-third of the breast. Pitting or thickening of the skin of the breast so that it may look and feel like an orange peel. A retracted or inverted nipple. One breast looking larger than the other because of swelling.
What can be mistaken for inflammatory breast cancer? Inflammatory breast cancer can easily be confused with a breast infection, which is a much more common cause of breast redness and swelling.
How quickly does inflammatory breast cancer spread? Inflammatory breast cancer progresses rapidly, often in a matter of weeks or months. At diagnosis, inflammatory breast cancer is either stage III or IV disease, depending on whether cancer cells have spread only to nearby lymph nodes or to other tissues as well.
Does inflammatory breast cancer appear suddenly? Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms can appear quite suddenly. Inflammatory breast cancer is often confused with an infection of the breast (mastitis). This is because the symptoms are very similar.