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The important reason you need to see this woman’s breast dimples

It could save your life.

The important reason you need to see this woman’s breast dimples

Australian woman, Kylie Armstrong, noticed she had some extremely subtle dimples on her breasts and brought them to her doctor’s attention.

Her doctor proceeded to send her for a mammogram to be on the safe side and while they might look harmless, Kylie's results proved otherwise.

After having a scan, followed by an ultrasound, breast cancer was found buried deep in her breast tissue. Without any lumps present, the dimples were the only indicator her breasts had changed.

Kylie shared this image of her dimples on Facebook to raise awareness that lumps aren’t the only visible sign of breast cancer.

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Please take a good look at this photo. These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of... Posted by Kylie Armstrong on Monday, February 29, 2016

Please take a good look at this photo. These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of... Posted by Kylie Armstrong on Monday, February 29, 2016

Please take a good look at this photo. These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of...

“I am sharing this because I hope I can make people aware that Breast Cancer is not always a detectable lump,” she wrote on Facebook.

"These 3 very, very subtle DIMPLES on the bottom of this breast are a sign of BREAST CANCER!"

“This is what MY BREAST CANCER looks like."

“I felt no lump."

“The GP felt no lump."

“However, she listened to me when I said my breast looked different to usual and when I raised my arm I could see very, very feint [sic] dimples on the underside of my breast.”

According to Australian breast physician, Sue Fraser, while finding a lump is more common than dimples, it’s still a sign cancer may be present in your breast tissue.

"Dimpling is usually a sign something is pulling on the tissue and sometimes a small cancer that is in the breast can alter some of the architecture and attach itself to the skin or it can just make an impression on the tissue that can actually alter the skin," Fraser explained to Mashable.

Dimpling might not as easy to recognise as a lump, so it’s important to be aware of your breasts and any changes. If you notice anything at all, even a subtle difference in your breasts, bring it up with your GP because it just might save your life.

We can’t thank Kylie enough for bravely sharing her story with us.

When you go home tonight, check your breasts. Please and thank you.