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Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that grows rapidly, making the affected breast red, puffy, and tender.
- Inflammatory breast cancer occurs when cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin covering the breast, making the breast appear red and puffy.
- Inflammatory breast cancer is considered locally advanced cancer – meaning that it has spread from its site of origin to nearby tissues and eventually to nearby lymph nodes.Inflammatory breast cancer Treatment Hyderabad
Inflammatory breast cancer does not usually lump like other forms of breast cancer. Instead, the signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include:
- Rapid change in the appearance of a breast over several weeks
- Thickness, heaviness, or visible enlargement of a breast
- Discoloration making the breast appear red, purple, pink, or bruised
- Unusual warmth in the affected chest
- Padding or ribs on the skin of the affected breast, similar to an orange peel
- Tenderness, pain or pain
Breast, including lymph nodes, lobules, and ducts
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It is not known what causes inflammatory breast cancer.
- Doctors know that inflammatory breast cancer begins when a breast cell develops changes in its DNA. Most often, the cell is in one of the tubes (channels) that carry breast milk to the nipple. Cancer can also begin with a cell in the glandular tissue (lobule) in which breast milk is produced.Inflammatory breast cancer Treatment Hyderabad
Factors that increase your risk of inflammatory breast cancer include:
- Be a woman. Inflammatory breast cancer is more likely to be diagnosed in women than men. However, men can also develop inflammatory breast cancer.
- Be younger Inflammatory breast cancer is more commonly diagnosed in people in their forties and fifties.
- To be black. Black women are at higher risk of inflammatory breast cancer than white women.
- To be overweight. Obese people are at higher risk of inflammatory breast cancer than people of normal weight.Inflammatory breast cancer Treatment Hyderabad