Over the course of their lifetime, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. are expected to develop an invasive form of breast cancer.
We’ve seen the pink ribbons and the PSAs about checking for lumps, but when it all comes down to it, would you know how to recognize breast cancer if it was invading your body? You could be 1 in 8.
Erin Smith Chieze does. And it’s all because of an image released by knowyourlemons.com.
“In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation that looked like one of those pictures, I instantly knew I had breast cancer,” she wrote on Facebook. “I tried to feel for a tumor, but my tumor was non palpable. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 days later and with stage 4 the following month.”
She says self-check reminders and sentimental breast cancer awareness posts on Facebook didn’t educate her on what to look for. But this did.