…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Amy Dowden Faces New Cancer Diagnosis and Withdraws from Strictly Come Dancing
Renowned professional dancer Amy Dowden has revealed heartbreaking news about her health, announcing that doctors have discovered “more tumours” and “another type of cancer.”
As a result, she will be unable to participate in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, the popular BBC celebrity competition.
This revelation comes after Amy’s previous announcement in May that she had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and had recently undergone a mastectomy.
A Challenging Journey
Amy Dowden, who was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing four years ago, initially planned to undergo a lumpectomy, followed by radiotherapy and hormone treatment.
However, her situation took a drastic turn after an MRI scan revealed additional tumours, leading to the need for a mastectomy.
Unfortunately, further complications arose post-surgery, as more tumours and a different type of cancer were discovered, requiring her to undergo chemotherapy.
Fighting with Positivity and Determination
Despite the devastating news, Amy remains resilient and optimistic.
She spoke with rower Erin Kennedy, who also battled breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy, during an Instagram video with the awareness charity CoppaFeel.
Amy expressed her determination to maintain her passion for dancing and not let cancer define her.
While she won’t be able to dance with a celebrity on Strictly this year, she emphasized her strong connection with the show’s team and the BBC’s incredible support.
Hopeful for Ongoing Involvement in Strictly
Amy is hopeful that she will still play a role in Strictly Come Dancing, even if she can’t participate as a dancer.
Her positive attitude and commitment to dancing have resonated with her oncologist, who recognized the importance of movement for people undergoing chemotherapy.
Amy remains grateful for the immense support she has received and aims to continue dancing and being herself throughout her journey.
Amy Dowden’s strength and resilience in the face of such challenging news are truly inspiring.
Her determination to continue dancing and stay involved in Strictly Come Dancing despite her health struggles showcases her passion for her craft and the unwavering support she has from her colleagues and the show’s team.
Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of early detection and cancer awareness, as it was her own discovery of a lump that led to her diagnosis.
Amy’s courage in sharing her journey can raise awareness and inspire others facing similar battles.
We wish Amy Dowden all the strength and positivity in her fight against cancer and hope to see her continue to inspire and uplift others through her love for dancing.