Tag Archive: inflammatory breast cancer

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Understanding inflammatory breast cancer

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Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), an aggressive and rare malignancy, is often initially misdiagnosed as an infection or rash. However, getting the correct diagnosis quickly is critical for patients because the disease spreads beyond… Continue reading

What are the signs of inflammatory breast cancer?

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Most women know the importance of breast self exams and regular medical check-ups in detecting potentially cancerous lumps. But how many know how to spot the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer, which usually… Continue reading

Inflammatory breast cancer

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The drug lapatinib could be used to treat aggressive inflammatory breast cancer suggest the findings of a recent study. For patients resistant to conventional anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab, treatment options are limited. Lapatinib inhibits… Continue reading

Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer

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A summary of “Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, including locally advanced disease—summary of NICE guidance” appears in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).       This is… Continue reading