What is IBC?
A working definition: Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block 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”.
- To fund research regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
- To provide an avenue to network proactive education to the general population as well as the medical community regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
It is important to know how your donation is utilized. The IBC Network Foundation existence is to fund research to eradicate this disease. We are a 501c3.
Just like IBC presents differently and has different diagnosis needs, the standard of care is different from general forms of breast cancer. Due to the rarity of the disease, IBC diagnosis and treatment is not commonly taught in medical or nursing schools.
The IBC Network Online Community is the support group that was started on Facebook by Terry Lynn Arnold. It is for those who have been impacted by inflammatory breast cancer
The IBC Learning Academy is a rigorous course with the objective of training devoted Inflammatory Breast Cancer advocates. Trained advocates will be empowered to promote the unique needs of IBC patients by improving access to specialty care, increasing education around clinical trials, and participating in lobbying.
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