There are many types of breast cancer and not all look the same way. Not all breast cancers show up as a lump. One type of breast cancer that does not typically present as a lump is Inflammatory Breast Cancer or IBC. IBC makes up only 1% to 6% of all breast cancers, so many people are not familiar with the disease.
IBC is the most aggressive type of breast cancer. It tends to grow at a much faster rate than the other types of cancer. IBC grows in sheets or nests of cells in the breast as opposed to growing in a solid tumor. IBC grows in the dermal (skin) lymphatic system which explains why there is usually no lump associated with it. The symptoms of IBC appear due to the cancer cells blocking the lymph vessels below the skin - typically presenting as warm skin and color changes. Because of the involvement of the lymphatic system, IBC carries an initial Stage 3 diagnosis, however, the earlier you detect the disease and begin treatment, the greater your chances of survival.
Symptoms of IBC include a rapid, unusual increase in breast size; nipple discharge or change in the areola area (the pigmented area around the nipple); any skin changes of the breast such as redness, rash or blotchiness; a flattening or retracting of the nipple; persistent itching of the breast or nipple; dimpling or ridging of the nipple; a lump or thickening of the breast tissue; any lymph node swelling under the arm or above the collar bone; stabbing pain or sore breast; and a feverish breast. These symptoms may appear quickly and seemingly out of nowhere. Mammograms and ultrasounds usually miss IBC unless there is a tumor involved.
IBC can be detected by a number of biopsy methods. A skin punch biopsy or needle core biopsy in combination with an MRI and/or a PET scan are usually the course of action when investigating suspicious symptoms. Any area of concern removed by biopsy must also include the tissue from below the skin surface. Another term used to refer to IBC in a pathology report is "dermal lymphatic involvement".
Some doctors will treat women with an antibiotic for mastitis upon initial consultation. Mastitis is a benign breast infection. If your symptoms have not improved after 7-10 days of antibiotic treatment, insist on a biopsy. Some skin rashes can be caused by allergies or are reactions to certain soaps and/or detergents. meme iltihabı Changing the soap or detergent you use can sometime resolve a skin rash, but if there is no improvement you should insist on a biopsy.
One myth of breast cancer is that is does not hurt. Most of the time breast pain comes from non-cancer causes, such as hormonal changes. With IBC there is pain involved more so than other types of breast cancer.
The treatment for IBC includes chemotherapy, modified radical mastectomy (MRM) and auxiliary lymph node dissection (ALND) and radiation. If the cancer is hormone receptive, a hormonal treatment like Tamoxifen is used.
As with all breast cancer symptoms, any indication of IBC should not be taken lightly. Chances are in your favor that it will be benign, but in the event that you do have IBC, early detection and treatment are key to your survival.
The natural treatment for mastitis can be so easy and so effective when you are dealing with homeopathic medicines.
Mastitis is the inflammation of the breasts when nursing. It is usually very painful and makes nursing almost impossible.
Treatment for mastitis is normally with antibiotics, but this will be transferred to the baby. Antibiotics treatment in one so young does not provide a natural spring board for good health in the future.
Homeopathy is a natural health modality that works by raising your immune system, so supporting what your body is trying so hard to do - cure you.
There are several common homeopathic medicines for the best treatment for mastitis and each one depends on the symptoms of the sufferer. Sometimes, it can be difficult to see a clear picture of symptoms and in these cases, seeing a professional homeopath is probably the best way for rapid relief.
However, it is also possible to help yourself with some common home prescribing medicines.
Silica is one of the common home prescribing medicines which can resolve mastitis completely, provided your symptoms match at least some of Silica's strong keynote symptoms. These include:
Another, perhaps more common medicine for mastitis is Belladonna. The symptoms of Belladonna (and so your symptoms) are very different and include: