Hi.Last June, my grandmother was diagnosed with locally advanced breast cancer with skin involvement, hormone receptor negative, node positive.
Being 96 yrs old, she made the decision to not have surgery(chemo too harsh too),and just had 6 sessions of palliative radiotherapy to hopefully stop the tumour growing through the skin.
Fast forward to about 4 weeks ago, whilst showering her, I noticed her breast had orange peel skin around the nipple area and was extremely hard. She said it was really heavy too.
I took her to the Drs, who said he thought she had an infection, but after 10 days of antibiotics, it's no better and she is also getting stabbing pains, pain under the armpit, and I've noticed today some ridges in the skin( can be felt) coming out from nipple area(are these the corn rows I've read about with Ibc?)
Her breast is slightly darker, I would say than the other one.
Does this sound like Ibc? It's in the same breast as the original tumour. There is no lump, it just feels hard .
Sorry for the long post,I hope I don't sound like I'm rambling.
Many thanks in advance.