Mom Shares Photo Of Her Breast When A Small Dimple Turns Out To Be Cancer

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Many cancers, if detected early, can be eradicated from the body. But of course, the key is catching the disease before it spreads and becomes a sickness that no amount of radiation or chemotherapy can take away.

Each year, many lives are lost because moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and even children don’t go to checkups.

But as one mom proved, the signs of a sickness aren’t always apparent, and if this is so, than it’s absolutely crucial to get checked out every once in a while.

In fact, the only sign that Lisa Royle had breast cancer was so subtle, that it could have been easily missed during any routine.

The mom saw a small dimple on her breast, which she believed to be odd.

Doctors later confirmed that it was anyone’s big fear: cancer.

Just days before getting a mastectomy, Royle posted a photo of the part of the breast where the cancer was detected. And she’s right: Unless you’re looking for it, the dimple is barely noticeable…

Lisa Royle could have easily missed it: a slight dimple on one of her breasts that she had no idea could mean something bigger and more terrifying — breast cancer.

Just a few days before a mastectomy, the mom posted a photo of the dimple. Many women have responded, saying that they were not aware that breast cancer could present itself in such a way.

Only an ultrasound detected a lump that was indicative of Stage 2 breast cancer. Doctors say that breast cancer can also present itself as skin changes, like redness, dimples, or a thickening of the skin.

One year since her last chemotherapy treatment, Royle is happy and healthy and is focused on her family.

Thanks to one picture, seen by thousands, who knows how many lives she has helped save?

Royle encourages women to take a closer look at their breasts: “Please take time to look at your boobs. It could save your life.”

Please SHARE if you know to check for this sign during your next self-exam!