Amy Dowden, a Strictly Come Dancing pro, has recently discussed her difficult battle with breast cancer. Initially, the 31-year-old struggled with the decision to undergo chemotherapy out of concern for its effect on her performing career and appearance.
A day before her scheduled chemotherapy, Amy’s resolve to forego the treatment was shaken by an emotional collapse. Her physicians emphasised that refusing chemotherapy would diminish her chances of recovery, but she remained resistant.
Amy’s heartfelt conversation with her former dance instructor in Wales marked a turning point. As her health was paramount, the instructor reminded her that her desire for IVF to preserve embryos for a future family would be futile if she did not undergo chemo.
Amy remains optimistic during her fifth cycle of chemotherapy, despite experiencing discomfort, nausea, and exhaustion. She is currently prescribed oral morphine for pain management. Her desire to return to the dance floor is undiminished, but she maintains a realistic view of the future.
Amy’s journey through the complexities of her health battle while maintaining her passion for dancing is an inspiration to many. Amy is receiving support and well wishes from the Strictly Come Dancing community and admirers worldwide as she perseveres through this difficult time in her life.