"It came out of the blue. Like a lot of people"
In January, Ruth Barry was diagnosed with hormonal receptive breast cancer after a fateful tip in her car urged her to get a lump checked out by her doctor.
Speaking on Today FM's Dermot and Dave, the Dublin lady tells us a very common symptom she had overlooked, "I was feeling very tired and I just kinda put it down to being a mammy and being a partner and work".
Ruth then opens up about what the feeling was like on receiving the news nobody wants to hear and why she had to stay strong:
Ruth Barry says a car crash saved her life when it lead her to discover a lump in her breast
“All I could think about were my two beautiful children."
Ruth finished up her treatment a couple of weeks ago.
— Today FM (@TodayFM) April 11, 2019
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Catch Ruth's chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.