Inflamatory Breast Cancer

11:57 PM, Feb 15, 2011   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- It's not a form of breast cancer you hear a lot about but it's one every woman needs to be aware of.  Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the kind that a woman is most likely to find on her own.

Channel Two's Maryalice Demler speaks with Kathy Bennett who has battled this aggressive form of breast cancer for three years.  Bennett admits she has never heard of Inflammatory Breast Cancer before her diagnosis and therefore was not aware of its signs and symptoms.

For most women, there is redness and swelling in an area of the breast that can be seen with the naked eye.  Sometimes there is a toughening of the skin's texture, almost like an orange peel.  Inflammatory Breast Cancer is uncommon.  Doctors see it in less than 5 percent of all breast cancers.  There is often a rapid onset-- within a few weeks to a few months of symptoms.

To see Maryalice's full report, click on the video icon at the top of this story.

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