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IBC on mammogram

if IBC isn't usually found on mammogram, but is found on mammogram, what are the odds that it is correct?  I'm sitting on a surgeons waiting list now for over a week, and my mind is insane!

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Diagnosis and Staging of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Because inflammatory breast cancer forms in layers, your doctor may not feel a distinct lump during a breast exam and a mammogram may not detect one either.
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Mammogram, Ultrasound and Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Characteristics of inflammatory breast cancer that appear on mammogram or ultrasound.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Inflammatory breast cancer can be difficult to diagnose. Often, there is no lump that can be felt during a physical exam or seen in a screening mammogram.
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The Breast Cancer a Mammogram Can't Detect -

Inflammatory breast cancer is an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer that usually goes undetected by mammograms or ultrasounds.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Mammogram - HealthTap

Doctors give unbiased, trusted information on the use of Mammogram for Breast Cancer (Female): Dr. Kuhnke on inflammatory breast cancer mammogram: Inflammatory breast ...
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) - National Breast Cancer ...

Mammogram Ultrasound MRI Biopsy Lab Tests ... A diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer is classified as Stage 3 breast cancer and is diagnosed through your ...
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Inflammatory breast cancer - Moose and Doc

Everything that you need to know about inflammatory breast cancer. Diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prognosis and much more.
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Imaging inflammatory breast cancer - ScienceDirect

Imaging inflammatory breast cancer. ... A mammogram is obviously still the first examination to be performed for a patient with breast inflammation.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer | Details, Diagnosis, and Signs

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare cancer with these symptoms: ... It often does not cause a breast lump, and it might not show up on a mammogram.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I can tell you one thing ... if this were IBC it would not come and go as you describe. It could be an infection (mastitis) or even related to a flare associated with your recently diagnosed Lupus. A skin biopsy would be the way to a diagnosis of IBC but I don't see any connection from the symptoms you have described. I don't know what type of Dr. you are seeing but if you are terribly concerned then you might consider seeing a breast specialist. Regards ..
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Mammogram and IBC

Hi, it is difficult for IBC to be picked up by mammography, if it is picked up, its most likely there. The mammogram may show thickened skin, often without a visible mass (tumor). It can also show that the affected breast is larger and denser than the other breast. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can find breast tissue abnormalities if the mammogram result is normal. It can be used to guide a biopsy of those abnormal areas. A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is another test that may be useful. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Regards.
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It's not new, but because it is somewhat uncommon compared to other breast cancers, and harder to spot, it has not gotten the exposure that other breast cancer has. That is now changing, and IBC patients have a lot more info out there than they did. Here is a link to an IBC research site. Lots of good info there. I found out something new by going there. The median age of discovery of IBC is about 10 years younger than the other BCs (age 52 vs age 62). Since it has different symptoms and can be hard to spot, that statistic can't mean that they are just FINDING it sooner than other cancer, but that it apparently tends to develop at a younger age. That's too bad, since increasing breast density is one of they symptoms, and that won't be picked up unless there have been previous mammograms that show less density. And because premenopausal women with dense breasts (fibrocystic changes) are quite common, the one woman with increasing density might get lost in the crowd if she has not already had a baseline mammogram.
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Blue 'Bruise' on Breast

It's not IBC, and I doubt this is breast cancer related. Mostly also, bc does not hurt and it appears that the area of concern has remained unchanged. Yet, I do understand your concern and get a second opinion. preferrably not a cancer doctor as they are only ficused on cancer and not helpful when it's not. Take care, Katrin     and please let us know what happens
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I have a red spot on my breast.

How are you? Was there a trauma to this breast? This red spot could be a rash, an insect bite, a pimple, focal irritation, an infection, an injury or possibly even cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. Symptoms of IBC may include redness, swelling, and warmth in the breast, often without a distinct lump in the breast.  The skin of the breast may also appear pink, reddish purple, or bruised. Other symptoms include heaviness, burning, aching, increase in breast size, tenderness, or a nipple that is inverted. These symptoms usually develop quickly—over a period of weeks or months. Swollen lymph nodes may also be present under the arm, above the collarbone, or in both places. In your case, there is this only red spot. But it is good that you are having a mammogram and consult with a doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and keep us posted.
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