What is in­flam­ma­tory breast can­cer?

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This is rare, ag­gres­sive, and ac­counts for less than five per cent of breast can­cers. Can­cer cells may not form a lump, but grow along the lymph ves­sels, block­ing them. It’s called in­flam­ma­tory as the skin looks red. Symp­toms can de­velop quickly and may in­clude red­ness, warmth or swelling, ten­der­ness in the breast and per­sis­tent itch­ing. The breast may also be painful, but this isn’t al­ways the case. Other symp­toms in­clude ridges or thick­en­ing of the skin, pit­ted skin – like or­ange peel – a lump, or an in­verted nip­ple.

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