What to Know About Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
IBC is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer. Its symptoms look a lot like an infection or allergic reaction and are often the same symptoms as those found in some benign breast diseases. This makes diagnosis difficult. These are common symptoms of IBC:
Change in skin texture (for example, it may be pitted, have ridges, or look like the skin of an orange)
IBC grows and spreads (metastasizes) rapidly and is very serious. If these symptoms don’t disappear when treated with antibiotics, you may need a biopsy to figure out exactly what is causing the changes in your breast.