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.

How do members experience IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer)*

Who has IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) on PatientsLikeMe?


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

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 3