Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support and Education

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The inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) program understands that a patient's journey with cancer goes beyond their clinical experience. Our program aims to provide comprehensive support services, resources, and educational opportunities.

Educational Resources

Annual Patient Forum: The IBC Patient Forum is an educational program held every year for patients and families. Led by experts in IBC clinical care and research, the forum offers updates on IBC treatment and a variety of supportive care resources.

Patient Education Support Groups: Held at various points throughout the year, our support groups offer an opportunity to hear up-to-date information on IBC treatment and research from IBC specialists, meet other patients living with IBC, and share in an open dialogue among participants and providers. For more information, please call 617-632-2311.

Biannual Newsletter: This informational bulletin provides an overview of new research and events for IBC at Dana-Farber and beyond. View our previous newsletters:

Support Services

Mariesa Powell, IBC Program Coordinator

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center provides a wide range of support programs and resources that help you and your family cope with your illness, including complementary therapies such as massage and acupuncture.

These programs and resources can help you and your family address issues that you may face because of your cancer or its treatment. Below are some of our selected programs and services.

For a full list of our support services, you can download Dana-Farber's Supportive Resources brochure.

For more information about our educational resources and support services, please email Mariesa Powell, IBC Program Coordinator.

IBC Patient Perspective: Lessons Learned Post-Mastectomy

Patient advocate, Trish Vickery, shares her journey with inflammatory breast cancer and the lessons she has learned about navigating her "new normal" at the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program 10-Year Celebration and Educational Virtual Forum in 2021.