Breast Cancer - Inflammatory: Screening

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 06/2022

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about screening for inflammatory breast cancer. You will also learn the risks and benefits of screening. Use the menu to see other pages.

Screening is used to look for cancer before you have any symptoms or signs. Scientists have developed, and continue to develop, tests that can be used to screen a person for specific types of cancer. The overall goals of cancer screening are to:

  • Lower the number of people who die from the disease, or eliminate deaths from cancer altogether

  • Lower the number of people who develop the disease

The screening methods for inflammatory breast cancer are similar to those used for other types of breast cancer. Learn more about recommendations for breast cancer screening and the basics of cancer screening.

The next section in this guide is Symptoms and Signs. It explains what changes or medical problems inflammatory breast cancer can cause. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.