Woman Shares Photo of Her Breast Cancer to Spread Awareness
A woman is urging others to look for more subtle signs of breast cancer after she was diagnosed with the disease.
Kylie Armstrong from Melbourne, Australia, shared a photograph of three very subtle dimples on the bottom of one of her breasts to highlight that these can be a sign.
She explained that neither she nor her GP felt a lump before revealing the impact of the diagnosis on her and her family.
Alongside the image above, which has gone viral with over 26,000 likes and over 120,000 shares since being uploaded last week, Kylie wrote:
Please take a good look at this photo.
These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of BREAST CANCER!
This is what MY BREAST CANCER looks like.
I felt no lump.
The GP felt no lump.
However, she listened to me when I said my breast looked different to usual and when I raised my arm I could see very, very feint dimples on the underside of my breast.
The GP sent me for a mammogram to be sure.
It wasn't obvious on the scan so they sent me for an ultrasound.
The ultrasound found the cancer deep in my breast close to the muscle.
These 3 dimples have turned my world and my families world upside down.
We are shocked, we are numb, we are emotional, we are sometimes ok, we are pretending it's not happening, we are trying to absorb information, we are dealing with tests, we are crying, we are trying to continue as normal.
We are angry, we are sad.
We have more questions than answers.
We are doing our best to cope.
The messages and phone calls to me, my husband and my children sometimes help and sometimes make us all cry.
I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that Breast Cancer is not always a detectable lump.
Please go straight to your GP if you notice ANY change in your breast.
It could save your life.
Please share to spread awareness.