Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges

Experts say standard diagnostic and treatment methods don't work for inflammatory breast cancer

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If inflammatory breast cancer recurs after treatment, both experts suggested checking into clinical trials because researchers are constantly trying to find better ways to treat this type of cancer.

As with any cancer, the earlier it's detected, the better.

"If you have any redness or swelling, see a breast specialist right away," Cristofanilli urged. "Don't delay."

More information

The American Cancer Society has more on inflammatory breast cancer.

A companion article details a survivor's story.

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