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37-Year-Old Mom Shares Uncommon Early-Warning Sign for Breast Cancer

While lumps are still the main indicator of breast cancer, many more subtle changes could also be crucial early-warning signs

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    A mom diagnosed with breast cancer has warned others to be aware of this uncommon warning sign. (Published Monday, July 31, 2017)

    While breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, it's most widely known to be detected by the discovery of a lump, Today.com reported.

    But that's not how 37-year-old Sherrie Rhodes, mother of three, discovered the first signs of her diagnosis, which she received after a biopsy earlier this week.

    "Yesterday I was diagnosed with breast cancer," she wrote in a Facebook post on July 25. "It came as a total shock as this dimpling (in the pic) is the only symptom I had."

    While lumps are still the main indicator of breast cancer, many more subtle changes could also be crucial early-warning signs, such as redness or skin irritation, discharge or pain around the nipples, or, as Sherrie found, a few dents, or "dimpling.