Milford, Michigan 48381
Common IBC Symptoms:
Things You need to know:
Mammograms usually don't pick up IBC because so often there is no lump.
Why - Reason #1
Doctors misdiagnose Inflammatory Breast Cancer as a breast infection or mastitis.
Why - Reason #2
We need to push this message across the country.
Our group of dedicated advocates are, and a brief message about each one of us.
These are TIPS that doctors and patients have given to people dealing with first symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, plus TIPS from patients who have gone through chemotherapy.
The information contained on the 'eraseibc.com' web site is presented for the purpose of educating people on Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Nothing contained on this web site should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly.
Education is the MOST powerful tool in the fight against misdiagnosis and improper treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Our Foundation's mission is to educate the public and the medical community when needed, that this form of breast cancer is different and is rarely picked up by mammograms.
Towards this mission, the third
Wednesday of the month our
radio show, called
IBC FACT & FALLACIES,
will dispel the myths and help educate our listeners.
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"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain"
Insurance issues come up quite frequently, the first being Social Security information. The National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases Research, has very good information on Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
From their website it states:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) created the Compassionate Allowance Initiative to speed up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain conditions. Click on the link to view the Compassionate Allowance information for this condition. More information about applying for Social Security disability benefits is available online.
(The last link above will take you directly to the Social Security website for information on "Compassionate Allowance Information" regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer).
There are many resources for people needing help with their care, on a State by State basis. If our Foundation can be of assistance, do not hesitate to call our toll free line at: 1-866-944-4223 and someone will get back with you shortly. You can also write with questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org