If you’re a woman you’ve probably been told to check your breasts each month for lumps as it can be a sign that you have breast cancer, but did you know there’s another breast cancer that can’t be detected like this? Yep, it’s true. It’s called Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Some common signs:
Swelling, usually sudden, sometimes a cup size in a few days
Pink, red, or dark colored area (called erythema) sometimes with texture similar to the skin of an orange (called peau d’orange)
Ridges and thickened areas of the skin
Nipple discharge, may or may not be bloody
Breast is warm to the touch
Breast pain (from a constant ache to stabbing pains)
I don’t know what’s more disturbing. Knowing that there’s two kinds of breast cancer or knowing that organizations that deal with breast cancer patients don’t appear aware that there two kinds of breast cancer.