Amy Dowden has announced that she is nearing a significant milestone in her cancer treatment, as she gave a heartwarming update on Instagram.
In a recent post, the professional dancer admitted how ‘hard’ it is not to be a part of the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 group dances.
However, during a set visit, she received a glam-up by the hair and make-up team, before facing her third round of chemotherapy, marking the occasion by writing on her Story: ‘Let’s go! Number three! Next cycle I’ll be saying half way!’
The 33-year-old recently revealed that she suffered a scary health scare following her first round of chemotherapy, when she was treated in hospital for sepsis in what doctors termed a ‘life-threatening’ condition.
She was able to start her treatment after returning home following her stage three breast cancer diagnosis, and she has shown her support for the Strictly cast ahead of the new season’ premiere.
‘So grateful for my @bbcstrictly family💖, yesterday was just what I needed ahead of today. I’ve felt part of the whole journey so far!’ she wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of her with sparkly make-up and glamorous lashes.
‘I’ve seen all the group numbers and the process by videos, then again watching yesterday and WOW honestly the best yet!’
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The dancer went on to say how ‘hard’ it is not to be in the pro lineup this year, but how ‘proud’ she is to work on the programme.
‘Yes it’s hard not being up there with them doing what I love but so proud to [be] part of such a talented team,’ she wrote.
‘I loved being made glamorous by the hair and make up team, putting on a sparkly dress from [wardrobe] and feeling like Amy again being at my favourite place 💖!
‘So very grateful! Now I’m on way to chemo number 3! Let’s hope no hospital admissions and scares after this one. But I’m going with a spring in my step this morning after yesterday and knowing everyday I’m closer to dancing on that floor again 💖🙏🎀.’
Actress Amanda Abbington, who’s one of the celebrities competing this year, commented underneath Amy’s post: ‘Sending you the most love. You are FABULOUS.’
‘Yes Amy!!! Your smile is so bright xxx,’ said 2022 runner-up Fleur East, while pro dancer Vito Coppola added: ‘Love you Amy.’
Amy then shared an Instagram Story photo showing a tube in her arm as she prepared to undergo chemo for the third time.
She’ll be halfway through her therapy by the next session, marking a key milestone in her path.
How to check your breasts for signs of cancer
CoppaFeel! offers three simple steps on how to check your own chest for signs of cancer.
- Look at your boobs, pecs or chest.
- Look at the area from your armpit, across and beneath your boobs, pecs or chest, and up to your collarbone.
Be aware of any changes in size, outline or shape and changes in skin such as puckering or dimpling.
- Feel each of your boobs, pecs or chest.
- Feel the area from your armpit, across and beneath your boobs, pecs or chest, and up to your collarbone.
Be aware of any changes in skin such as puckering or dimpling, or any lumps, bumps or skin thickening which are different from the opposite side.
Notice your nipples
- Look at each of your nipples.
Be aware of any nipple discharge that’s not milky, any bleeding from the nipple, any rash or crusting on or around your nipple area that doesn’t heal easily and any change in the position of your nipple
Strictly Come Dancing is due to return next month on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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