What is IBC?

What is IBC?

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and highly fatal form of breast cancer that is not typically discovered by mammogram and often occurs prior to standard breast cancer screening age recommendations.

The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network, UK was inspired by the US based charity, but we are operating under our own identity, helping to carry the mission worldwide.

Don’t know what IBC is? Don’t feel bad, most people are very uneducated about IBC. Our goal is to bring this “orphaned disease” into the limelight and encourage education and funding of research for this highly fatal 200-year-old form of breast cancer. Now that you are here, take a few minutes and learn! We need to be educated on this cancer if we are going to save lives.

Here is a quick check list of symptoms of IBC.
Inflammatory breast cancer 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.