Have I got inflammatory bc 3 months after chemo/radio for ILC?

Is it possible I’ve got inflammatory breast cancer 3 months after radiotherapy and having had chemo for invasive lobular cancer? I’ve just returned from a 2 week cruise and day 2 into my holiday the same breast I had treatment on flared up all red and swollen and itchy with an orange peel type feeling on the areole. I haven’t been able to talk to anyone or see a doctor but I will ring the breast care nurses tomorrow. Is this possible??? I’m freaking out! 

Jussie :heart: you are being vigilant and getting yourself checked over by your team :heart: remember till a professional tells you, you do not have breast cancer. Do ring the number on here, the forum is going to be read only mode for next few days while they move to new platform :heart: so do ring the number till the forum is back up :heart: then do keep us posted :heart: we’re all here for you :heart:??:sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

Hello Jussie 

Thank you for your post. It’s understandable why you are concerned whether the symptoms you’ve recently noticed could be due to inflammatory breast cancer,  

The symptoms you describe can be due to different reasons. It’s not possible to say what might be causing your symptoms but it would be unusual to develop inflammatory breast cancer so soon finishing radiotherapy treatment. Redness, swelling and skin changes can be a side effect of radiotherapy treatment. However, as Shi says, it is good to know you are getting yourself checked over by your treatment team. They can assess the area to know how best to relieve the symptoms you have.  

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