Breast cancer, an absolutely devastating illness, is sadly one of the most common forms of cancer in the US. Over 150 new cases of the disease are diagnosed every single day and the consequences can be devastating.

Women are constantly being urged to check their breasts for lumps, the most common sign of the cancer. However mum-of-two, Claire, said it wasn’t a lump which urged her to get checked out, it was a much lesser known warning sign. She posted the picture, which has been shared more than 16,000 times, as a warning to other women.

Claire Warner took to Facebook to share a photo of a minuscule bruise on her left breast, which turned out to be the tell-tale sign of breast caner. The dimple is really so tiny, that if you didn’t know what you were looking for, it would almost be invisible.



She wrote on Facebook:

Ok, here goes – the Facebook status and photo I never dreamt I’d be posting – PLEASE READ and more importantly LOOK!
This is a picture of my left boob. 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. Blink and you’d miss it. I only spotted it thanks to another post shared by an amazing friend

I hope I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve caught it exceptionally early (only thanks to someone else sharing a similar post). And while it’s a nasty bugger, it is one small contained lump and after surgery, chemo and radio therapy, I’ve every hope of being cured. I can’t feel the lump, even now that I know it’s there. I’m not ill. My only symptom is this dimple.



Claire said that she only noticed this dimple because of another photo somebody had shared. This photo was of mum-of-four Lisa, from Manchester, who posted the picture of her dimple on her Facebook page in May 2015. She urged women to check their own breasts for the easy-to-miss symptom, and thankfully Claire did.



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