Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, aggressive form of invasive breast cancer. Usually, it doesn't start with a lump, but with a reddening and swelling of the breast and thick, pitted skin, similar to an orange peel. In the early stages, inflammatory breast cancer is often mistaken for a breast infection.
IBC starts in women about five years younger than the average age for other types of breast cancer and it can also affect men. It can grow and spread quickly, with symptoms worsening within days or even hours. That’s why it’s so important to recognize symptoms and seek treatment right away.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Renowned Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester. We offer one of the nation's best breast cancer diagnosis and care programs, offering treatments customized to your individual needs.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation by the American College of Radiology. You get a more precise diagnosis, which then guides a more effective treatment plan.
Multidisciplinary breast cancer team. You receive care from a team of experts in all facets of breast cancer, offering you complete care for the best chance of success.