Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

Inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC, is a type of invasive breast cancer that affects the lymph system of the breast.

Breast cancer, the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast, is the most common type of cancer among women, excluding skin cancer. Each year in the United States, nearly 200,000 women, and some men, are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a type of breast cancer in which cancer cells affect the lymph system in the breast.

IBC is treated at the Abramson Cancer Center, within the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center, and within the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Oncology Navigators

Every step of cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed. 

Oncology navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.