Strictly’s Amy Dowden ‘cried all morning’ as she reaches significant milestone

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden revealed she “cried all morning” as she reached a significant milestone in her journey fighting breast cancer.

The 33 year old announced in June that she had undergone a mastectomy after discovering she had stage three breast cancer, and has been keeping her followers updated on her journey ever since.

In her latest update, Amy put on a huge smile as she was snapped standing outside the hospital holding up eight fingers, letting her followers know that it was her “last chemo”.

The professional dancer wrote in the caption: “It’s chemo number 8! The last one! We are finally here.”

Amy continued: “I’ve cried all morning! Right an afternoon of chemo and then I’m so lucky and grateful to be able to ring that bell! Will never take it for granted! Thank you to the incredible Sheldon Unit! You are all amazing #nhs, all #trueheroes. Right here goes! See you all later.”

McFly singer and good friend Tom Fletcher commented: “Thinking of you today! Go ring that bell!!!”

Fans also rushed to send Amy their well wishes as one wrote: “Aww fantastic, sending love”, while another added: “You are utterly amazing, can’t wait to see you ringing the bell."

Amy recently appeared on the Stand Up To Cancer live show at the Francis Crick Institute to celebrate a decade of the appeal for Cancer Research UK.

Looking as gorgeous as always, Amy told presenterDavina McCalllast week that she had her last chemotherapy session, and was looking forward to being able to “ring that chemo bell”.

Amy said: “It has been the toughest year of my life but I’m just really hoping with the surgery that I’ve already had and the chemo that I’ve done enough. I’ve had sepsis, blood clots, I’ve had to have hormone treatment then been put into menopause.

“When I sat in that room and the doctors said, ‘Amy, yes you have cancer’, that was one stab, and then, ‘What’s your fertility plans?’, because I’ve got an oestrogen-fed cancer and they need to shut my ovaries down, basically, and my husband is next to me and we’ve only been married a couple of months.

“It’s just heart-breaking and that is something I never knew and the impact emotionally, it has just been so tough.”

In another Instagram post shared today, Amy reminded people to “check your chest” as she said: “Cancer doesn’t discriminate! Our wish to you all is the remember to monthly check!”

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