Amy Dowden underwent her last round of chemotherapy last week and has reflected on the milestone (Picture: Instagram/amy_dowden)
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 33, underwent a mastectomy in July after being diagnosed with breast cancer two months prior.
On Thursday, Amy was able to ring the cancer bell to mark the end of her treatment.
She has now reflected on the life-changing moment in a lengthy post shared on Instagram on Sunday.
The professional dancer said the ‘relief is like no other’ and thanked her husband, family and friends for their unwavering support.
Alongside a series of happy photos of herself standing with staff at West Heath hospital’s Sheldon Unit, she wrote: ‘Still can’t believe I had my last chemo on Thursday. The relief is like no other. But I couldn’t have got through it without these guys.’
On Thursday, Amy was able to ring the cancer bell to mark the end of her treatment (Picture: Instagram/amy_dowden)
Alongside a series of happy photos of herself standing with staff at West Heath hospital’s Sheldon Unit, she wrote: ‘Still can’t believe I had my last chemo on Thursday’ (Picture: Instagram/amy_dowden)
Amy added: ‘Honestly the Sheldon Unit truly are real heroes. Selfless, hardworking, caring team who puts all their patients first and for me always kept me at ease when I would have my meltdowns, doubts and worries.’
She went on: ‘Oh and of course listen to all my stories (mainly dancing). Will forever be grateful to you all!
‘But also my family and friends. You know who you are. The chemo club, to helping Ben [her husband] and myself out with anything and everything. My parents for coming to stay and help every session.’
Amy concluded: ‘I loved my surprise of you all being there with T-shirts, balloons, flowers and cake when I rang that chemo bell! THANK YOU!’ (Picture: Instagram/amy_dowden)
Amy concluded: ‘I loved my surprise of you all being there with T-shirts, balloons, flowers and cake when I rang that chemo bell! THANK YOU!
‘My toughest journey yet but I did it. Honestly, so many to thank but it’s so appreciated. All your love and support throughout this stage has been utterly amazing and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.’
Amy started undergoing chemotherapy after doctors discovered more tumours, but has always tried to stay as upbeat as possible while documenting her journey on social media for her fans in a bid to raise awareness.
Immediately after her final round of chemo, Amy said on social media last week: ‘I rang the bell and I’m so thankful I got to!’
She also posted a clip of the amazing moment in which she was supported by her nurses and medical professionals as she burst into tears.
Way to go, Amy!
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