Particular type of breast cancer - research paper

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    I'm conducting some research for a paper I'm writing in college (a technical writing course). Now, I'm remembering back to a class I took, where a teacher was going over mammography and breast cancer. She mentioned a relatively rare type of breast cancer that remained difficult to detect (including lack of signs/symptoms) until it was in a virtually lethal state.

    Now, I can't for the life of me remember what it's called. Do any of you know? Thanks!
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    Inflammatory breast cancer doesn't show up on mammogram and is a rare type. Usually not much can be done for it by the time they find it.
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    Inflammatory breast cancer doesn't show up on mammogram and is a rare type. Usually not much can be done for it by the time they find it.
    Thank you
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    Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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    From my experience, triple negative isn't necessarily harder to detect, though it's decidedly much harder to cure, because it doesn't express any genes for the three receptors (Progesterone, Estrogen, or Her2). Inflammatory can be triple negative, but not all triple negative is inflammatory. Triple negs can still present as lumps and be excised, where inflammatory will never present that way. Inflammatory is often misdiagnosed as mastitis and can seem to 'come and go'; symptoms sometimes wax and wane without any sort of treatment. Typically at diagnosis it is staged at St III. It is considered a systemic cancer - in other words, lumpectomy is not an option and generally it's too late for mastectomy.


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