I learned about a type of breast cancer tonight that is totally different. It's called Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and there is almost never a lump! I consider myself a fairly well educated person, and I had no idea that this even existed. There were several women mentioned in the news story who were treated for a bug bite on their breast and not correctly diagnosed until they had Stage 4 breast cancer! (There is no stage 5 in case anyone was wondering.) The victims of this nasty disease who were mentioned included a 16 year old girl and a woman who looked to be in her sixties, so every age range can be affected. Please check out more info at http://www.komotv.com/ibc and watch their video clip. And please share this link with other women. The very best way to fight cancer is early detection, and that cannot happen unless we are educated.
Symptoms of IBC:
- slightly enlarged breast
- inverted nipple
- rapid increase in breast size
- skin hot to the touch
- persistent itching
- an orange peel texture to the breast
- thickening of breast tissue.