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Posted on: Jun 26, 2012 11:46AM

VJW wrote:

I am 49 yrs. old with a strong family history of breast cancer.About 2 weeks ago I noticed a nickel sized round red spot on my left breast.Iwasn't alarmed and thought it was some type of coomon rash. It is not painful or itcy, and I don't feel a lump,but the skin does feel slightly thickened.I started alternating antifungal and cortizone creams expecting it to improve.It has since grown to about quarter size. I am scheduled for my annual mammo and appointment with my breast specialist due to being high risk on 7/31. I have read info on IBC and although I really don't have many of the symptoms I am concerned that I may need to schedule an appointment with my family DR before 7/31.I don't want to make something out of nothing and my husband recently had a liver transplant, so I have put this on hold so far.Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Jun 26, 2012 06:04PM Moderators wrote:

VJW, we're so sorry you're dealing with this worry, and in addition to caring for your husband! Could you check with the breast specialist's office to see if they could get you in to see her/him early, before your 7/31 appointment?

Until more members post with their own experiences and insights, there's more information at the main Breastcancer.org site, and an active IBC forum here on the discussion boards.

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Jun 27, 2012 10:07PM VJW wrote:

Thanks for your input.I may try to see if I can get in earlier.I just alternate between feeling foolish because I am probably making too much about something that has a simple explanation since I am not having lots of symptoms but then at other times I think well thats probably how my grandmother and mother felt as well  before they were diagnosed, and if it is IBC a month might make a difference.

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