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Sharing This Photo Can Mean Life And Death To Women
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Sharing This Photo Can Mean Life And Death To Women

In the past week, you may have seen red hearts and pink ribbons circulating on Facebook. It’s a sort of “game” where people ask each other to post a heart on their Facebook wall to honor breast cancer awareness. One breast cancer survivor, Erin Smith Chieze, decided to help women fight breast cancer in a different way….

“Someone once posted a picture on Facebook of what breast cancer can look like. Not feel, but look like. In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation upon breast exam that looked like one of those pictures, I instantly knew I had breast cancer,” Erin wrote next to a picture she posted on Facebook. The photo shows how different lemons represent different breast cancer symptoms, such as invisible lumps, dimpling, indentation, and more. “We need to give REAL information, not cute hearts,” Erin wrote. And her photo along with the message has gone viral on Facebook since with over 13k likes and 28k shares. Check out the photo below or Erin’s full post on Facebook.

More info: Facebook (h/t: popsugar, scarymommy)

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

My mom had breast cancer, the comparision to a lemon seed is very accurate - hard, immovable. Remember ladies to selfexam your lemons, that's how my mom saved herslef! And don't be afraid to go check your result with your doctor, it's better to ask and receive a negative answer, even if asking often, than not ask and wake up too late!

Margaret Trueman
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5 years ago

Brilliant way to illustrate what to look for.

Sally Brite
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5 years ago

I strongly suggest everyone interested to watch the Pink Ribbons documentary. Mammograms are actually bad for your breasts.

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Flora Polvado
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5 years ago

Forwarding to everyone, including single

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

....men. Breast cancer knows no gender

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

My mom had breast cancer, the comparision to a lemon seed is very accurate - hard, immovable. Remember ladies to selfexam your lemons, that's how my mom saved herslef! And don't be afraid to go check your result with your doctor, it's better to ask and receive a negative answer, even if asking often, than not ask and wake up too late!

Margaret Trueman
Community Member
5 years ago

Brilliant way to illustrate what to look for.

Sally Brite
Community Member
5 years ago

I strongly suggest everyone interested to watch the Pink Ribbons documentary. Mammograms are actually bad for your breasts.

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

Forwarding to everyone, including single

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

....men. Breast cancer knows no gender

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