This Woman’s Breast Photo Went Viral For All The Right Reasons

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Before undergoing her mastectomy in response to a stage two breast cancer diagnosis, Lisa Royle wanted to use her breasts to make a difference. She decided to do something a little drastic and posted a picture on Facebook of the dimpled skin on her left breast, the first sign that led to her diagnosis.

In her caption, Royle described the “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 your life.”

Ok so I never thought I’d post a boob picture on Facebook but I thought I would before it gets chopped off next week….

Posted by Lisa Royle on Monday, May 11, 2015

Royle posted the photo on Facebook on May 11, and it’s since been shared more than 69,000 times. She underwent a mastectomy on May 25, and shared with TODAY that she hopes the photo “encourages everyone to check their boobs regularly, not just feel for lumps but to look for changes too.”

Royle is now gearing up for chemotherapy as well as radiation and targeted therapy, and she is optimistic. “Hearing you have cancer is the scariest thing but it could have been a lot worse had I not spotted it as early as I have,” she says.

Encourage your loved ones to check themselves — and don’t overlook this little-known sign!

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