A mother-of-four battling cancer has shared a photograph of her breast on Facebook to raise awareness of an unusual sign of the disease - a subtle dimple.
Lisa Royle, from Manchester, posted the picture on her Facebook page last week, and since then it has been shared more than 70,000 times and received nearly 45,000 likes.
The image shows a slight dimple just visible on the underside of Mrs Royle's left breast.
Ahead of a mastectomy this week, the 42-year-old, urged other women to take time out of their busy lives to check their breasts for the signs of cancer.
"I never thought I would post a boob picture on Facebook, but I thought I would before it gets chopped off next week.
"So here it is. This all that I found on my boob.
"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."
Praising his wife, Craig Royle branded her an "inspiration".
He thanked friends, family and strangers who had shared or liked his wife's picture, adding: "Together we can make people aware and kick cancer's ass.
"My wife is an absolute inspiration."
Giving friends and family an update, he wrote: "Lisa is out of surgery and doing really well.
"Bit groggy from the morphine but in good spirits and should be home later this evening.
"The support has blown us away so a massive thanks to you all."
Breast Cancer New Zealand urges women to regularly check for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
"Most of us know to get a breast lump checked out. Changes in the skin (like dimpling or redness), breast shape or size, nipples (turned in or leaking), or unusual breast pain, can all be signs of breast cancer too," they write on nzbcf.org.
Most breast changes are not breast cancer but 1 in 9 New Zealand women will develop the disease in their lifetime.
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