MELBOURNE, Australia – A woman’s Facebook post about the subtle signs of breast cancer has gone viral.
Kylie Armstrong, 45, told BuzzFeed News that she was shocked after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February.
Armstrong says she did not feel a lump anywhere leading up to the diagnosis.
She decided to get tested after she noticed a cluster of dimples on the bottom of her right breast.
Although the doctor couldn’t feel a lump, she sent Armstrong to get a mammogram and an ultrasound.
The news was devastating.
“The ultrasound found the cancer deep in my breast close to the muscle,” Armstrong wrote on her Facebook post. “These 3 dimples have turned my world and my families world upside down.”
A breast surgeon told BuzzFeed News that dimpling is a subtle sign of breast cancer.
Armstrong posted about her experience on Facebook, hoping to warn her friends and family about the subtle sign of cancer.
“I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that breast cancer is not always a detectable lump,” she wrote.
Her post has been shared more than 125,000 times.
“Please go straight to your GP if you notice ANY change in your breast,” Armstrong advised. “It could save your life.”
She told BuzzFeed News that she has since had surgery to remove the cancer mass.
“I found my cancer early,” she said. “The outlook is good for me. If I had ignored the dimples, it might be a different story.”