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(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

ok, i'll have to disagree to the comment about pain not associated w/breast cancer. i am finding an alarming number of professionals who are UNAWARE of the MOST AGGRESSIVE type of breast cancer there is- IBC. Inflammatory Breast Cancer most often has NO LUMP and is not typically found by mammogram or ultrasound. It is a SUPER FAST moving cancer and when it's FINALLY diagnosed, you're at LEAST stage III. It CAN look like a rash, red spot, bug bite, bruise, orange peel texture, inverted nipple, mastitus, ringworm......and have a hot sensation, itching or not, and many other things. RULING OUT IBC IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR SURVIVAL. the ONLY way to rule it out is by a punch biopsy- and even then, you have to see someone who actually knows WHAT they're looking for, as IBC cells are different than regular BC cells.


November 25, 2010 - 12:30am


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