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  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer . It is different because it grows in more of a sheet-like shape and brings changes to the skin in response to inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body is fighting infection, injury, or irritation. The changes in the skin appear similar to other conditions like mastitis . Early diagnosis and treatment are important with IBC. The sooner it is found, the more favorable the outcome. IBC is rare in women and extremely rare in men. Breast Changes Associated With IBCSkin changes that resemble the skin of an orange and/or inversion of the nipple may be signs of IBC.Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

  • Breast Cancer in Women

    Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the breast tissue. It is the most common cancer in women in the United States. The normal breast consists of glandular tissue called lobes. These lobes are sectioned off into lobules, which produce milk. Milk is carried to from the lobules to the nipple by small ducts. All this tissue is surrounded by fatty and connective tissue, as well as blood and lymph vessels. Types of breast cancer found in women are:

  • Breast Cancer in Men

    Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the breast tissue. Although male breasts do not fully develop, they do contain most of the same basic breast structures as women. Male breasts include small glands called lobules, ducts, and the nipple. These structures are also surrounded by fatty tissue. All of these structures are susceptible to developing breast cancer. Breast cancer in men is rare. This makes awareness of the disease uncommon. Types of breast cancer found in men are:

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