What does inflammatory breast cancer bruise look like? A small section may appear red, pink, or purple. The discoloration can look like a bruise, so you might shrug it off as nothing serious. But breast redness is a classic symptom of inflammatory breast cancer. Don’t ignore unexplained bruising on your breast.
What does inflammatory breast cancer look like in early stages? Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include swelling (edema) and redness (erythema) that affect a third or more of the breast. The skin of the breast may also appear pink, reddish purple, or bruised. In addition, the skin may have ridges or appear pitted, like the skin of an orange (called peau d’orange).
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.
How quickly does inflammatory breast cancer appear? 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.