Pictures of inflammatory breast cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) symptoms may include:
Breast swelling, which one breast is suddenly larger than the other
Breast that feels warm to touch and may look infected
Itching or shooting pain
A dimpling of the breast skin that looks like an orange peel (peau d’orange)
Thickening of the skin
Flattened or discolored nipple
Swelling in underarm or only on one side of neck
Might feel lump, however lumps are not common in IBC.
The classic swelling associated with inflammatory breast cancer. Extreme swelling can pop up almost overnight with inflammatory breast cancer.
redness and Swelling
Redness and swelling are classic symptoms associated with inflammatory breast cancer.
irritation and bumps
Splothy skin, irritation, and bumps can appear at the onset of inflammatory breast cancer.
Dimpling of the skin is a common characteristic of IBC. It’s called Peau d’orange because it resembles orange peel.
Bruising on the breast can be a symptom of inflammatory breast cancer.
Male Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer presentation in males.
Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms and standard of care treatment.
Redness, Swelling, and Peau d’orange (orange peel)
After weeks into presentation, pores enlarge, shiny skin, and difference in nipple.
Notice the ridge line where the bra has cut into the breast due to swelling.
Ridge line where the bra has cut into the breast due to swelling.
Rash is spreading. Small incision and left size from biopsy incision. Nipple is retracting and flattening. Bruising may be from biopsy.
Modified radical mastectomy (non skin sparing). Above the healthy breast is the port, and bottom left is the patch covering the drain.
The small bulge under the arm is called dog ear.
Note the side affected with IBC is on the side with the sleeve. The patient opted to have a 2nd mastectomy of the non cancerous breast, after completing all treatment.
Non Standard of care
Care received by this patient is non standard of care.
Standard IBC presentation with Swelling, and Peau d’orange (orange peel)
Standard IBC presentation with rash.
Skin sparing mastectomy.
Return of IBC symptoms.
Had to have a second mastectomy.