Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for inflammatory breast cancer. When making treatment plan decisions, you are encouraged to consider clinical trials as an option. A clinical trial is a research study that tests a new approach to treatment.
Inflammatory breast cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan;. We review the current status of multidisciplinary care for patients with inflammatory breast cancer IBC and discuss what further research is needed to advance the care of patients with this disease. We performed a comprehensive review of the English-language literature on IBC through computerized literature searches. Significant advances in imaging, including digital mammography, high-resolution ultrasonography with Doppler capabilities, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography—computed tomography, have improved the diagnosis and staging of IBC. There are currently no established molecular criteria for distinguishing IBC from noninflammatory breast cancer. Such criteria would be helpful for the diagnosis and development of novel targeted therapies. Sentinel lymph node biopsy and skin-sparing mastectomy are not recommended for patients with IBC.
Inflammatory breast cancer often appears as an enlarged breast with red, thickened skin. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer that develops rapidly, making the affected breast red, swollen and tender. Inflammatory breast cancer occurs when cancer cells block the lymphatic vessels in skin covering the breast, causing the characteristic red, swollen appearance of the breast.
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