Strictly’s Amy Dowden gives health update on Stand Up to Cancer

Strictly’s Amy Dowden offers well being replace on SU2CKarwai Tang – Getty Photos

Strictly Come Dancing skilled Amy Dowden has given a well being replace while showing on Stand As much as Most cancers, as she continues remedy for breast most cancers.

Talking to presenter Davina McCall on tonight’s (November 3) reside fundraiser, Amy revealed that she has nearly accomplished chemotherapy. “At the moment is an efficient day. I’ve acquired my final chemo session on Thursday. I am ringing that chemo bell,” she mentioned.

“It has been the hardest 12 months of my life, however I am simply actually hoping with the surgical procedure I’ve already had and the chemo, that I’ve performed sufficient”.

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The skilled dancer was identified with breast most cancers earlier this 12 months. After her prognosis, Amy underwent a single mastectomy and started chemotherapy. She has emotionally documented her remedy, overtly sharing the challenges she’s confronted on social media.

“It has been powerful. I’ve had sepsis, blood clots. I’ve needed to have hormone remedy, then been put into menopause,” she mentioned of the difficulties she’s overcome.

Amy additionally urged individuals to examine their breasts and lift consciousness of the illness, saying: “You aren’t getting mammograms within the UK till you are in your fifties. Now, I might by no means have thought at 32 I used to be going to get identified with breast most cancers. Now, if I wasn’t checking myself, I might by no means have discovered [the lump]. So when you’re not checking your self, who’s?

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“If you already know your breasts, then you definately’ll know any modifications after which go and get checked right away. It does not matter how small or when you’re uncertain, simply e book an appointment together with your GP”.

She lastly thanked the medical workforce at The Sheldon Unit, who’ve supported her by way of her journey. “The NHS have been unbelievable,” she mentioned. “They go above for all their sufferers”.

Amy is sitting out of this 12 months’s sequence of Strictly because of her remedy. She just lately returned to the ballroom to help her solid mates and is trying ahead to getting again on the dance ground within the close to future.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, whereas spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Each exhibits can be found to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Tickets for Strictly’s 2024 reside area tour can be found now.

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If you need extra info or help about residing with most cancers or remedy, please click on right here for steering from Macmillan Most cancers Assist, or click on right here to be taught extra from Stand As much as Most cancers.

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