Breast Cancer Patient Lisa Royle Shares Selfie In Bid To Raise Awareness

Updated: May 21, 2015
Breast Cancer Patient Lisa Royle Shares Selfie In Bid To Raise Awareness

Breast cancer patient Lisa Royle recently underwent a mastectomy and before the operation, she shared Selfie of her breast online to encourage others to check their breasts regularly.

The post has gone viral with more than 50,000 shares since it first went up on May 11.

In a moving entry alongside the picture, Lisa Royle, 42, said she “never thought I’d post a boob picture on Facebook but I thought I would before it gets chopped off next week.”

She warned her female Facebook followers to “take time to look at your boobs” after pointing out how easy to miss the subtle changes to the breast can be.

She said: “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 you’re life.”

Her proud husband Craig Thomas Royle described his wife as an “inspiration” and said “together we can make people aware and kick cancers ass.”

Following Lisa’s surgery her posted again saying she was “doing really well.”

He said: “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 u all xx”

Sister Claire Osmand has set up a ‘Wig Fund’ web page for Lisa, saying that as well as losing her breast “she certainly doesn’t deserve to loose her bloody hair as well.”

She said: Lisa has done a bloody great job of raising awareness about looking at your boobs the least we can do is help to get her a nice wig/bra and maybe some spending money for her Florida 2016 holiday which I know she is focussing on.

“If everyone of the 15,000 people who saw that photo gave 1p each that would be fabulous!!! A big ask and I don’t know if this is the right thing to do, but I’m doing it anyway, because like I said I feel useless!!”

The post has received more than 30,000 likes from well wishers on Facebook – with dozens posting messages praising Lisa for her bravery.