NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,179 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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inflammatory breast cancer
(in-FLA-muh-TOR-ee brest KAN-ser)
A type of breast cancer in which the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The skin of the breast may also show the pitted appearance called peau d'orange (like the skin of an orange). The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin.