Saturday, January 12, 2008

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Do you do self-breast exams each month?

Most of you would probably answer, "sometimes." What if I told you the people who are meticulous about doing them aren't event protecting themselves from a very deadly form of breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

Seeing this special report could save the life of a mom you know. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) often can't be detected by a mammogram or self-breast exam. There is usually no lump. IBC is a very aggressive form of cancer and is often fatal within months. It is commonly misdiagnosed because the symptoms can be mild like a bruise on the breast or a red spot.

Here's a link to watch the story and see if you or someone you know has any of the symptoms.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Video (3:52)

If you think you might have Inflammatory Breast Cancer, ask for a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy as soon as possible. The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation has more information on its website including pictures, inspiring stories and ways to donate to breast cancer research.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen


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