Amy Dowden of Strictly provides a health update following a second cancer diagnosis.

In the realm of Strictly Come Dancing, Amy Dowden has long been celebrated for her grace, talent, and indomitable spirit. However, amidst the glitz and glamour of the ballroom, Dowden is currently facing a profound and personal battle against breast cancer.

At the age of 32, Dowden was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in May, a diagnosis that turned her world upside down. Following a single mastectomy, hopes were high for her recovery. Yet, further tumors were discovered, leading to the sobering reality of chemotherapy.

In a recent Instagram post, Dowden candidly shared her apprehension about an upcoming treatment that would leave a permanent scar – a constant reminder of her journey. Despite her reservations, Dowden bravely documented her chemotherapy port fitting, recognizing the importance of sharing her experience to raise awareness and understanding.

“It wasn’t simple… veins in me!” Dowden wrote, describing the discomfort of the process. Yet, amidst the pain and uncertainty, she remains resolute in her determination to dance when she feels well enough.

The installation of a chemotherapy port, a vital component of her treatment, underscores the seriousness of Dowden’s battle. With characteristic humor and humility, she explains the significance of the port in facilitating safe access for chemotherapy, acknowledging her limited medical expertise with a touch of self-deprecation.

For Dowden, the journey has been fraught with unexpected twists and turns. Initially slated for radiotherapy, hormone therapy, and a lumpectomy, the discovery of additional tumors necessitated a mastectomy and, subsequently, chemotherapy. The sudden shift in treatment plans left her grappling with uncertainty and fear, yet her resolve to continue dancing remains unwavering.

“You can take away my boob but you can’t take my dancing away from me,” Dowden declared, highlighting the integral role of dance in her life and her determination to persevere despite the challenges.

While Dowden’s diagnosis has inevitably impacted her participation in Strictly Come Dancing, her unwavering spirit and resilience continue to inspire. Though she may not compete in a competitive capacity this year, her enduring connection with the BBC and her colleagues speaks volumes about the strength of her character and the depth of her support network.

Beyond her battle with cancer, Dowden’s ongoing advocacy for Crohn’s disease, a chronic illness she has navigated for years, further underscores her commitment to raising awareness and fostering understanding.

As Dowden embarks on this tumultuous journey, she does so with the unwavering support of her partner, Benjamin Jones, and her legion of fans. With every step she takes, Dowden embodies the courage, grace, and resilience that have endeared her to audiences around the world, proving that even in the face of adversity, the dance of life continues

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  1. I am praying for you, I to had breast cancer two times ,the first time I had stage 3breast cancer , I lost my right breast to cancer and I went through chemo and radiation,the second time was on my left breast, it was stage0 caught it in time no chemo!! So please hang in there, you can do it

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