While many breast skin changes are not caused by a serious breast problem, it is important to be evaluated for symptoms that persist for longer than several days. Breast skin changes include scaling or crusting, dimpling, puckering, swelling, redness, or skin darkening.

Inflammatory breast cancer presents as swollen, red, “inflamed” breast skin. This is a rare, but extremely aggressive form of ┬ábreast cancer. If you are experiencing these symptoms, seek medical assistance as soon as you can.