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IN People ON 07 Mar, 2016
Breast cancer is terrifying, but it's also important to talk about the issue as it's a matter of life and death for a lot of people out there. Some people get uncomfortable talking about breast cancer or its consequences because early detection requires a very close relationship with our own bodies and close self-examination.
Kylie Armstrong is one such woman, who opened up her personal experience with the cause and how she discovered it after examining herself perfectly.
When Kylie Armstrong went to the doctor for the first time and mentioned that her breast looked a little different than normal, she didn't expect anything major. She raised up her breast to reveal three scarcely visible dimples underneath her raised breast.
"I felt no lump," she said. "The doctor felt no lump as well." As a precaution, she was sent to get a mammogram done. There were no obvious signs of breast cancer, so she was asked to have an ultrasound as an extra deterrent.
That's when the shocking conclusion was discovered.
Her Facebook post explained that breast cancer isn't always detectable by a lump, but there are other signs as well that should be taken care of. The mother said that she went to the doctor after discovering minute dimples on the bottom of her breast.
But an ultrasound revealed that she had cancer deep in her breast near the muscle, and that was the reason for the subtle dimples appearing on her breast.
She hoped that her diagnosis could save other lives as well. Breast cancer may not be a lump or a bump but it might just be some dimples visible here and there.
"I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that breast cancer is not always a detectable lump."
Many people even took to the comments section to thank her for her bravery and wished her a safe recovery.
Despite the overwhelming positive response, someone reported it inappropriate to Facebook because according to them it contained 'nudity'.
The screenshot that reveals someone reported her photo to Facebook because it contained 'nudity'. However, Facebook concluded it doesn't violate any of the community standards.
Let's share this story and spread the message that, "Breast cancer is not always a lump."