In February 2017, Tanya Dobbyn from Waterford found a pea-size lump in her breast.
Keri Gioia began having an annual mammogram 11 years ago when she turned 40.
This campaign started on October 1st and will end on October 31st every year. In June, she was confirmed to have the BRCA1+ gene.
She said unfortunately, more than half of the women who were treated in Ghana, received their treatment when the disease was rather advanced, thereby negatively affecting the outcome of their efforts. It is estimated that approximately 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women this year will be breast cancers.
She said that among the contributing factors that have contributed to late diagnosis was due to fear among the sufferers or that, more commonly, the presence of the lump on the breasts is not felt by the patient.
"It was both a shock and relief". She looks to see if there are multiple family members with the same type of cancer, cancer at a younger age than expected or with types of cancer that tend to cluster together when there is an underlying genetic cause.
Thankfully, during her course of chemo, and a few days before Christmas, she received the all clear.
Yes I live with the possibility of it returning but hope it does not.
It is a time to celebrate survivorship and everything we do with the advancements in research.
Dr Daniel Asare, Chief Executive Officer (KBTH), said breast, though admirable, it is also a seat of disease that could kill adding regular screening, early detection and early treatment are the sure ways to demystify the fear surrounding the disease. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now.
You will also get a free t-shirt while supplies last.
"Either directly or through the experience of family and friends. It hangs on your door so it's a handy reminder and shows how to do a breast check properly". "About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018".
Hemel Hempstead's MP is urging people to get in the pink and help vital research. And to finish - some wise words from the cancer fighter herself.
"But you want to know because if you've inherited it". Don't hesitate to ask questions and find out all your options. Let it all out. This is not something you can feel.
Ms Chattoe said: " My sister was very ill and I wanted to do something, so I felt quite involved with them. "And fight like hell!"