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glossary:inflammatory_breast_cancer [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||A rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that is often initially confused with infections of the breast. The typical initial symptoms of both benign breast infection and inflammatory breast cancer are redness of the skin, local heat, breast enlargement, and thickening of the skin, which may have an orange peel appearance. Patients with inflammatory breast cancer often experience breast pain, and swelling of the lymph nodes under the arm often they can feel a localized mass.|