A breast cancer patient named Lisa Royle posted a selfie of her breast in hopes of helping other people become aware of subtle changes that could indicate a serious problem. According to the New York Daily News, Royle decided to take a picture of her breast, which had a couple of areas of dimpling. These barely noticeable changes actually prompted her diagnosis — and this is something that a lot of women would overlook.
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“I never thought I’d post a boob picture on Facebook but I thought I would before it gets chopped off next week. So here it is….. This all that I found on my boob. Very subtle dimples underneath that could easily be missed when we’re all rushing round getting ready in a morning. Please take time to look at your boobs. It could save you’re life, [sic]” Royle captioned the photo.
As a breast cancer patient, Lisa Royle probably wasn’t thinking a selfie was important, but the one that she chose to post could actually help save someone’s life. Bringing awareness of this kind is important, because it shows that something so small could turn out to be very serious.
Royle has had her surgery, which her husband said was a success.
According to Sport Act, the photo was posted on May 11, and has since received over 50,000 likes. Her sister has set up a donation page.
“Lisa has done a bloody great job of raising awareness about looking at your boobs the least we can do is help to get her a nice wig/bra and maybe some spending money for her Florida 2016 holiday which I know she is focusing on.”
Breast cancer patient Lisa Royle’s selfie isn’t the only story of its kind to go viral this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, an Israeli woman said that watching Grey’s Anatomy actually helped save her life. She says that watching the show encouraged her to go back to the doctor’s office to get a second opinion. The report indicates that 34-year-old Sarit Fishbaine watched Grey’s six months after her first doctor’s appointment. It was at her second appointment that she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.
Fishbaine credits the show — which had an episode that shows a mother getting a mastectomy after her breast cancer was misdiagnosed as “build-up of milk” — for giving her a sign to follow up with a doctor.
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