Fast Five Quiz: Red Flags for Breast Cancer

Kelly McCann, MD, PhD

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February 02, 2022

The following criteria must be met for a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer:

  • Rapid onset of breast erythema, edema and/or peau d'orange, and/or abnormal warmth with or without an underlying palpable mass

  • Duration of history no more than 6 months

  • Erythema occupying at least one third of the breast

  • Pathologic confirmation of invasive carcinoma

Patients who present with any of those signs or symptoms should be referred for immediate evaluation.

Learn more about the workup for breast cancer.

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