Inflammatory breast cancer

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Inflammatory breast cancer is an uncommon type of breast cancer that can grow and spread quickly even at a relatively early stage of the disease. This type of cancer can develop when breast cancer cells block the lymph vessels that remove fluids, bacteria and other waste products from breast tissue. As a result, the breasts can become inflamed. Unlike the most common types of breast cancer that develop one or more single solid tumours, inflammatory breast cancer tends to grow in layers or nests. 

For more information visit the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Breast Cancer Network.