I was diagnosed with metastatic IBC at the age of 29, while pregnant with my son. I knew about breast cancer but had no idea about different types of breast cancer. I ignored my swollen breast thinking it was just getting ready to make milk. I didn’t bother getting it checked out until I found a lump, which turned out to be a swollen lymph node. If I had known about the symptoms of IBC I would have gotten checked out much sooner, before it spread to my liver and bones. Luckily I was able to start treatment, have a healthy baby boy, and then continue treatment until I achieved no evidence of disease, a status I have held onto for 5+ years now. I have many scars now and they have been earned with strength. I support IBC network because they truly educate and focus on educating and funding research to this aggressive cancer.