Cancer awareness

Viral photo of woman’s breast spreads awareness of unusual cancer sign

Kylie Armstrong (Facebook)

An Australian woman who discovered she had breast cancer via three very faint dimples on the bottom of her breast hopes that others will learn from her unusual warning sign. Kylie Armstrong posted a photo of the dimples to Facebook with a message that said, “This is what my breast cancer looks like. I felt no lump. The GP felt no lump,” according to a report by ABC News, which noted that breast cancer can sometimes present as skin dimpling when tumors that are too deep to be felt by human hands pull the skin around the breast taut in certain areas. An ultrasound ultimately identified a tumor deep inside Armstrong’s breast, according to the report. Other signs of breast cancer can include rash, redness, and inflammation, or an inverted nipple.

“I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that breast cancer is not always a detectable lump,” Armstrong wrote, noting that she’s happy to hear so many women have decided to get checked after seeing her post.

Read the full story at KABC.

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