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Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I have heard from other midwives that this is often misdiagnosed as mastitis in postpartum and breastfeeding women. My rule of thumb is that if antibiotics and yeast treatments don't work, get a second opinion from a breast surgeon and specifically ask about inflammatory cancer.

I have had the opportunity to start the diagnostic process for breast cancer a few times in my career. I would rather send 100 women for a second opinion who don't have the disease, than to miss even one who does.


I have never even heard of this. One more thing to be afraid of =)


Thank you for helping spread the message that you don't have to have a lump to have inflammatory breast cancer. I run an email list for IBC patients - - and hear *far* too often about people who have been misdiagnosed because of ignorance on their doctor's part.


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