IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)

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What is IBC (Inflammatory Breast 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. This type of breast cancer is called inflammatory because the breast often looks swollen and red, or inflamed.

Common symptoms reported by people with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Adriamycin, Doxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Femara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Abraxane, Taxol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Xeloda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan, Endoxan, HiCY (High Intensity Cytoxan))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral mastectomy, Modified Radical Mastectomy, Unilateral mastectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Herceptin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Adriamycin, Doxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Fatigue Hair loss 2 more
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Femara)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Joint pain Fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Abraxane, Taxol)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Fatigue 6 more
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Lymphedema
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Xeloda)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Acid reflux Diarrhea 4 more
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan, Endoxan, HiCY (High Intensity Cytoxan))
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Fatigue Hair loss 2 more
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral mastectomy, Modified Radical Mastectomy, Unilateral mastectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Limited range of motion
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Application site itching Fatigue 2 more
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Herceptin)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart ejection fraction rate decreased Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
How many evaluations
2

Data from patients with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 2
50s 11
60s 6
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

100% Females
0% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Inflammatory Breast Cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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