Woman bares herself for a good cause: ‘Breast Cancer is not always a detectable lump’

  • Kylie Armstrong of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia shares on her Facebook page how she learned she has breast cancer
  • She talks about the three dimples on her breast that changed her life
  • She hopes that through sharing her ordeal people would be more aware that breast cancer is not always a detectable lump

An Australian woman bravely bares herself to the world for a cause.

In a photo posted on her Facebook page, Kylie Armstrong of Melbourne, Victoria Australia, shared how she was able to learn she has breast cancer.

Simply asking everyone to take a look at her photo, she said that the three subtle dimples at the lower part of her breast, are signs of having breast cancer.

Narrating her story, she said that she was not able to feel any lump on her breast.

Just to be sure, she went to her GP and just like her findings, the GP did not feel any lump at all.

Meanwhile, upon showing the dimples on the underside of her breast, the GP sent her to have a mammogram.

However, the mammogram didn’t tell much so she had to undergo an ultrasound.

Findings

Ms. Armstrong was diagnosed to have breast cancer based on the three very subtle dimples that were seen on the ultrasound. Apparently,  the ultrasound located the cancer deep in her breast close to the muscle.

Her Reaction

Receiving a pronouncement of having cancer has changed Ms. Armstrong’s life.

According to her, “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.”

Just like a normal human being who is stunned by such news, she couldn’t help reacting; as she and her family really felt bad about it.

She said, “We are angry, we are sad. We have more questions than answers. We are doing our best to cope.”

But such illness did not stop her from sharing, through her post, a message to women from all over the world.

On the posted picture of her breast where the dimples are located, she explained: “I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that Breast Cancer is not always a detectable lump.”

She advises women, “Please go straight to your GP if you notice ANY change in your breast. It could save your life.”

She also urged other women to share her post and be aware of any changes they can see on their breast.

Ms. Armstrong underwent breast surgery on March 4, 2016.

The picture she posted now has over 125,000 shares and her courage to share such an important information was admired by many commenters.

Take a look at her picture and share. Click the image to see the full photo.

(Photo Credit: Kylie Armstrong)
(Photo Credit: Kylie Armstrong)

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