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04th Aug 2023

Strictly’s Amy Dowden ‘broke down in tears’ ahead of chemotherapy

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has shared an update on social media about her battle with breast cancer.

The 32-year-old revealed back in May that she had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

In July, she gave a further update about her illness and sadly shared the news that doctors had discovered another form of cancer which left her needing chemotherapy.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Amy gave her followers an update on her treatment.

Sharing three photos of herself in the hospital, one at the entrance and the others on a ward while wearing a cold cap, Amy shared how she is getting on.


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Cold caps are used during chemotherapy as a way of preventing and minimising hair loss.

She wrote: “I looked worse going in than coming out actually.

“I got there and I just burst into tears, luckily my pink sister made sure I walked in and helped me through it and distracted from the brain freeze of the cold cap. (wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!) thank you @jenny.markey not sure what I would do without you! Lucky to have you!

“Red Devil went in, had another cry but I’ve left knowing chemo one done and not as bad as I thought. This is due to the incredible team and nurses! Thank you NHS!

“Hopefully not too many side affects. One step closer to being back on the dance floor. (that’s what’s hurting the most right now, I’d do anything to be there with my fellow strictly pros right now). But for now chemo one [tick] #breastcanceryoung #chemotherapy #firstchemo #chemoport #raisingawareness #ididit #everyoneneedsafriendlikejen.”