Inflammatory breast cancer also known as (IBC) in the United States or (PEV) in Tunisia. This form does not typically fit any of the criteria recognize for breast cancer for reasons mainly still unknown. A disease in which It’s symptoms, prognosis (outlook), and outcomes all require specific, customized attention and treatment that differ from those of more common breast cancers and can, therefore, be harder to diagnose and have shown to be more difficult to treat.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive breast cancer progresses rapidly, often in a matter of weeks or months. (IBC) spreads quickly to the breast lymphatics and is diagnosed as at least stage III and in some cases, approximately 30-35 percent of it has already spread to distant lymph nodes or organs and then it is diagnosed as stage IV, accounting for 1 to 5 or percent or higher of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States or Tunisia which means they developed from cells that line the milk ducts of the breast and then spread beyond the ducts. it affects young women that may not have any specific risk factors. According to Dr. Cristofanilli. “There are an estimated 15,000-20,000 new cases of IBC diagnosed annually. For more info, visit - http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/diseases-and-conditions/inflammatory-breast-cancer/
Inflammatory Breast Cancer signs and symptoms mimic mastitis. The rarity of IBC compared with the frequency of mastitis of the breast often results in a delay of a cancer work-up in favor of treating mastitis. This delay may affect the patient's clinical course thus increasing the possibility of spread of breast cancer and associated outcomes, according to: NAP and Paul H. Levine, MD; Author of Overcoming Inflammatory Breast Cancer..
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