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)

(Taxol)
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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You’ve tried this treatment.

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)

(Taxol)
Perceived effectiveness
for IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Diarrhea Very low white blood cell count
How many evaluations
1

Data from patients with IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) on PatientsLikeMe?


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

Sex

Distribution of sex

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

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

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