If you’re a woman, you’ve probably checked for lumps on your breasts on more than one occasion. It’s a well-known fact that lumps can signal cancer, but what about other breasts abnormalities, like, let’s say, dimples? You might think nothing of it, but one Australian woman is sharing her unique breast cancer story in the hopes of helping others.
When Kylie Armstrong spotted three “very subtle dimples” on the bottom of her breasts, she decided to go see her doctor. Although her doc felt no lumps, she listened to Armstrong’s pleas that something was different about her breasts.
“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,” she said in her now-viral Facebook post (below).
Just like doctors, Armstrong strongly suggests that whenever you notice something different about your breasts, whether it’s an obvious lump or a very subtle dimple, go get yourself checked. It might turn out to be nothing, but at least you’re not taking any chances.
Armstrong’s personal PSA has been shared over 121,000 times and we’re so glad it’s helped to inform a lot of people. According to her Facebook page, Armstrong went into surgery earlier in March and is currently recovering. We wish her all the best and hope she’s soon-to-be cancer free.
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