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Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. It only accounts for 1-3% of all breast cancers. The most recent data shows that even with aggressive treatment, the five-year survival rate only stands at 40%. This is in part due to delays in treatment because of misdiagnosis, as it [...]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Resources and Support


When I was trying to get a diagnosis, I stumbled across a website with a mailing list that could be joined. I joined and posted my story. Within 24 hours, I had more than 30 email responses. The group proved to be an incredible resource of support and information while I was trying to find [...]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: My Story (Part Two)


Part one of the story is here.... My mom told the people at MD Anderson the entire story and they agreed it was not acceptable to just wait when inflammatory breast cancer was suspected. It needed to be ruled out with certainty and they scheduled my appointments. I had to go back to my OB’s [...]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: My Story (Part One)


I am sharing this story in an effort to show that you sometimes have to push your way through our medical system for proper care and diagnosis. Please also check out the links on the signs and symptoms of IBC. This type of breast cancer, unlike most other types, does not discriminate based on age [...]

Dealing with Infertility and the Military


by Rebecca Infertility is hard enough to deal with; add in the Army and it can become even more stressful.  My husband and I have been dealing with infertility for a total of 25 months-13 of them have been in the Army.  Here are some helpful hints and an idea of what to expect based [...]