What are the symptoms of IBC?

  • Rapid, unusual increase in breast size
  • Redness, rash, blotchiness or other skin color changes on the breast
  • Persistent itching of breast or nipple
  • Lump or thickening of breast tissue
  • Stabbing pain and/or soreness of breast
  • Feverish breast
  • Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm or above the collar bone
  • Dimpling or ridging of breast
  • Flattening or retracting of nipple
  • Nipple discharge or change in pigmented area around nipple

Although the above symptoms may indicate a benign breast disorder, any change to your breast(s) should be reported to your healthcare professional immediately. In addition, these symptoms may appear quickly and suddenly.

Inflammatory Breast Disease