A mum has shared a picture of the dimples on her breast which led to her breast cancer diagnosis.
Sherrie Rhodes explained on her Facebook page that the dimples were the only sign that something was wrong – there were no hard lumps or any other more familiar symptoms of the cancer.
The devastating diagnosis came just a week after Sherrie went to visit her GP about the dimpling, who then referred her to a specialist breast unit where a scan and subsequent mammogram revealed an abnormal mass.
‘Yesterday I was diagnosed with breast cancer,’ she says in the post. ‘It came as a total shock as this dimpling (in the pic) is the only symptom I had. I noticed it end of June, two days later I went to my GP who referred me to the breast clinic.’
Yesterday I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It came as a total shock as this dimpling (in the pic) is the only symptom I had. I noticed it end of June, two days later I went to my GP who referred…
‘I went there just over a week ago and had a scan which revealed a mass, I then had a mammogram which confirmed it so had some biopsys done the same day.’
‘I wasn’t too worried as there was no lump or anything. Unfortunately it came back as breast cancer. Please check your breast regularly and don’t ignore anything that is different. If I hadn’t seen a post like this previously I wouldn’t have known that this dimpling was a sign of cancer.’
The post has been shared nearly 700 times and had received dozens of comments, with many congratulating Sherrie on her bravery in posting so soon after her diagnosis.
‘Thinking of you. Bravely posting this so soon after a diagnosis like you have received just shows how strong you are and that you can tackle anything that may be ahead,’ said one commenter.
Another agreed: ‘Great that you’re sharing this Sherrie, you’re strong enough to fight this and knowing you have all this support will only make you stronger. Go kick cancers arse xxx’.
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‘So sorry to hear about this happening to you Sherrie and you are very brave to post it so soon after your diagnosis just to make other ppl aware of this horrible disease!’ said a third. ‘There you go thinking about others again, you can’t help yourself can you. Be positive chuck, it’s horrible but you can beat this, especially with the family you have!’