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The information on this page will help you understand more about inflammatory breast cancer. We recommend that you read it along with our booklet Understanding Cancer of the Breast, which you can download here pdf, 2. Inflammatory breast cancer gets its name because the skin of the breast appears red and inflamed, like an infection of the breast.
Our group has previously reported that women with inflammatory breast cancer IBC continue to have worse outcome compared with those with non-IBC. We undertook this population-based study to see if there have been improvements in survival among women with stage III IBC, over time. Patients were divided into four groups according to year of diagnosis: —, —, —, and —