[Welcome New York Times readers!]
Laura Vickers of Sandy Springs has cancer. Not just any cancer, but a rare form of breast cancer called IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer).
IBC accounts for 1 - 5% of all breast cancer cases and the survival rate is lower than for other forms of breast cancer.
You can follow Laura Vickers story on her blog. More information on IBC can be found at IBC Research, the Mayo Clinic, and the American Cancer Society.