inflammatory breast cancer

Definition / meaning of inflammatory breast cancer

A type of breast cancer in which the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The skin of the breast may also show the pitted appearance called peau d’orange (like the skin of an orange). The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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