Melanie Thorpe was told she had breast cancer just five days after spotting a lump - a diagnosis that could have saved her life.
Now, the cafe owner from Windermere has joined forces with Cancer Research UK, to launch a new campaign to get people to spot the disease sooner.
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A cafe owner from Windermere has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to launch a new campaign to get people to spot the disease sooner.
Melanie Thorpe was diagnosed with breast cancer just 5 days after finding a lump. Health experts say early diagnosis is one of the most powerful ways to beat it.
A 24 hour netball challenge has started at St Bees school today.
Both primary and secondary schools are taking part in the event throughout the day which runs through to Saturday morning.
The 24 hour challenge will have a staff game as well as local netballers from all over Cumbria playing during the night.
The event is part of Pink Netball fortnight which aims to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.
A vicar who survived breast cancer has backed the #nomakeupselfie trend, which has raised over £8 million so far for Cancer Research.
Sue Wicks, who was diagnosed aged 41, has taken two selfies to help raise awareness on an issue which she has been personally affected by.
School children in the Scottish borders have been showing their support today for a man who is walking five hundred miles to raise money for charity.
Alistair McIntyre from Galashiels is following in the footsteps of his grandfather who walked from Fife to Kent in the 1930s to try to find work.
Alistair is doing the journey to raise money for cancer research. He plans to walk the final mile with his granddaughter - who suffers from a rare form of the disease.
Watch the full report from Kathryn Samson below.
A 54-year-old Borders man is walking 500 miles to raise money for charity and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather.
Alistair McIntyre, from Galashiels, is walking from Fife to Kent- recreating the route his grandfather walked in search of work 80 years ago.
Jimmy McIntyre was a miner trying to find a job during the great depression.
A man from the Borders is planning to walk and cycle 500 miles from Scotland to Kent to raise money for charity.
Alistair McIntyre will set off in June to commemorate a journey first made by his grandfather 80 years ago.
He was a miner trying to find work during the great depression.
Watch the full report from Tim Backshall below.
Mr McIntyre has set up the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal, in his grandfather's memory, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
His six-year-old granddaughter Belle was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.
The walk will take place from Fife to Deal, beginning in Lochore Mine where Jimmy once worked.
To find out more about the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal click here.
In 1933 Jimmy McIntyre walked 500 miles to find a work as a minor, in order to support his pregnant wife and young son.
Now 80 years on, his 54-year-old grandson Alistair McIntyre, from Galashiels, is planning on walking 500 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Alistair's six-year-old granddaughter, Belle was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2011.
She has already been treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and a stem cell transplant, and is currently undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton as part of a clinical trial.