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Breast cancer symptoms as EastEnders star Sam Womack prepares for chemotherapy

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Former EastEnders actress Sam Womack has recently opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis. The soap star revealed she had been battling with the disease back in August after she shared a social media tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died after a 30-year-long fight against breast cancer.

The 49-year-old, best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in the soap for 10 years, recently underwent an operation to have a lump removed from her breast as well as a lymph node.In an update, Sam said she will soon begin her first chemotherapy session.

In a video shared on Instagram, she said: "Hey, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been sending me love after I shared my story about battling breast cancer."So, just to tell you where I’m at I’ve had my operation, I had a lumpectomy and lymph node removal and I am now going to start my first session of chemotherapy tomorrow."She added: "I have read all your stories and messages, they’ve blown me away, genuinely.

I just wanted to say thank you, I am very humbled by the fact that everyone has reached out and yeah so, I’ll keep you posted." The earlier breast cancer is spotted, the more chance there is of recovery, according to Breast Cancer Now.

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