UK mother Claire Warner took to Facebook on July 6 to post a picture of her left breast after being diagnosed with cancer.
The picture is relatively unremarkable at first, save for some bruising and a red spot.
“This is a picture of my left boob,” Claire begins. “The small purplish bruise is where I had a biopsy taken. The minuscule dimple up and to the left of it is a rare and little-known symptom of BREAST CANCER [sic].”
Yep, if you look to the left of the blue-ish bruise, you’ll see a soft dent.
Her post has been shared by almost 26,000 people at time of writing, and has even spawned it’s very own Twitter account:
So I’m officially viral. It really is very weird. Still knackered, still in denial, still got a cancerous lump 🙁
Head and sleep both gone
— My Left Boob (@OfNoSpecialType) July 10, 2016
Claire says she only spotted the dimple after seeing a friend’s post warning against the symptom – which demonstrates the power of social media.
Best of luck to you, Claire. And thank you for reminding us that checking our breasts regularly is incredibly important.
Source: Claire Warner / Facebook.
Photo: Jason Merritt / Getty.