An Australian woman shares photo of dimples on breast to raise awareness of cancer symptoms...Please share this to save a life



An Australian woman has shared a message to Facebook in the hope of helping others.
In February, Kylie Armstrong discovered dimples, which had not been there previously, on the underside of her breast. Worried about the change in tissue, she visited her doctor who sent her to get a mammogram and then an ultrasound.


The three subtle dimples under her breast turned out to be a sign of breast cancer.  
"This is what my breast cancer looks like," she wrote on Facebook. "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 [sic] dimples on the underside of my breast."

"These 3 dimples have turned my world and my families world upside down," she continued. "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."

Australian breast physician Doctor Sue Fraser told Mashable that Armstrong's post is helpful in raising awareness that breast cancer can be signified by a range of signs rather than presenting just a lump. She said more can be gained than lost by sharing a photograph like this.

"Anything that raises awareness is good. Some people think breast cancer is just a lump, but in fact that is not true, it can present itself in other ways" she said. "On Facebook, there is always the downside that you might have a whole lot of people getting worried and trotting off to their doctor but it is something that raises awareness."

Fraser explained dimpling is not as common as a lump, but can definitely be associated with breast cancer. She also noted there are other signs people should watch out for, which include a thickening of an area, changes to the nipple, a nipple rash that isn't healing, discharge from the nipple, a lump under the arm or a change in the shape of the breast.

Armstrong underwent surgery on Mar. 4 to have the cancer removed. "My surgery went well and after a bit of early nausea, I am now recovering well. My family are tired but relieved this part is over," she wrote. 
Hopefully Armstrong going public with her personal struggle will save another life.

Source:www.mashable.com
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