Breast cancer is something that all women worry about. We gripe about having to have Mammograms done. We set up pals to help us remember to do self-breast exams. We check our family tree. But when most of us think about breast cancer, we think the sign to look for is a lump. Most of us aren’t aware that there is another type of breast cancer that we should be on the look out for. It is called Inflammatory Breast Cancer (or IBC).
What makes IBC so dangerous is a combination of things
- people, including doctors and cancer research facilities, not really having it on the top of their mind when they are asked about breast issues.
- IBC is often misdiagnosed when first seen as a bug bite.
- IBC is very, very aggressive.
I had never heard of IBC until today when a friend sent me an email with a link to a video about it.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video and here are some other links you can check out as well. Being informed is half the battle when it comes to our health. Please share this information with other women you know.
National Cancer Institute IBC Fact Page
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Mayo Clinic IBC Fact Page
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation