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In stage IV breast cancer, the cancer has spread to other organs of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.
Recurrent Breast CancerRecurrent breast cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the breast, in the chest wall, or in other parts of the body.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer StagesIn inflammatory breast cancer, the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin. The skin of the breast may also show the pitted appearance called peau d'orange (like the skin of an orange).
Inflammatory breast cancer may be stage IIIB, stage IIIC, or stage IV.