Strictly’s Amy Bravely Battles New Chemo Side Effect

Amy Dowden, the admired professional dancer from Strictly Come Dancing, has recently shared her concerns with fans after experiencing a new side effect from her ongoing chemotherapy treatment. The 33-year-old dancer, who disclosed her breast cancer diagnosis in May, has been through a mastectomy and a subsequent diagnosis of cancer.

Due to her treatment, Amy is unable to participate in this year’s Strictly series. She took to Instagram to speak about her latest round of chemotherapy. The Welsh dancer, communicating from her bed in Elstree, greeted her followers with an update, “Good morning everybody, how are we all on this Friday? I’m doing really well since last week’s chemo now – I’ve had a few side effects and a new one this time… neuropathy in my right thumb and second finger.”

Amy expressed her anxiety about the neuropathy, a condition causing numbness and tingling, hoping it would resolve soon. She shared, “I’m hoping that’s gonna go next week” as she is aware that “sometimes it’s irreversible.” She described the sensation, saying, “It’s just like numbness, I can’t feel and tingling sometimes – I literally can’t feel the end of my thumb, so strange!”

Despite these challenges, Amy remains active and enthusiastic about her upcoming engagements. She revealed her plans for the weekend, “I’m at Elstree [Studios] and I’m back with my Strictly lot today and I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’m up to – it’s so fun.”

While details of her Strictly involvement this weekend remain under wraps, fans eagerly anticipate her return to the screen. Amy’s determination and positivity continue to inspire many as she navigates her cancer treatment.

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