A BREAST cancer survivor who was given the all-clear less than a year ago is set to run the London Marathon.

Tracey Broadway, 35, of Swanage was examined twice by doctors before ultimately being told she had breast cancer in April last year.

She went through six rounds of chemotherapy and also had radiotherapy to rid her of the illness, receiving the all-clear in September.

She said: "I just happened to be lying in the bath and felt like I could feel something really tiny about the size of a pea."

Two separate doctors had examined the lump and failed to diagnose the cancer before a biopsy confirmed the presence of a tumour.

Tracey is now training to run this year's London Marathon for British charity Against Breast Cancer.

She has already received pledges totalling more than £1,400 but is aiming at a huge target of raising £10,000 for the charity.

During her treatment, Tracey spent a period of time in hospital and was struck by the fact that she was one of the younger patients on her ward.

She said: "Most people in the hospital seemed to be older than me, so it was quite horrendous.

"I decided that, if I was going to be alright after this, I needed to do something to help."

Tracey quickly began preparing to run the London Marathon and has already clocked up several very large distances as part of her training regime.

She said: "I was even running through my radiotherapy because I was so determined.

"I knew I wanted to do it and I had to do it."

Tracey selected Against Breast Cancer as her chosen charity for the marathon.

Against Breast Cancer funds research into new breast cancer treatments and tools to assist in vital early diagnoses.

It has a number of famous patrons, including Simon Cowell, comedian Sandi Toksvig and TV presenter Ben Shephard.

To donate to Tracey's fundraising campaign, visit her page at www.sponsortracey.com.

Are you running the London Marathon this year and want to share your story? Contact reporter Tom Beasley on 01305 830818 or email tom.beasley@dorsetecho.co.uk.