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Strictly's Amy Dowden, 32, shares moving update after her breast cancer diagnosis as BBC show issues statement

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Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden issued a moving update just hours after she shared her breast cancer diagnosis with fans.

There was an outpouring of love and support when the dancer shared how she'd found a lump which has since been confirmed as stage 3 breast cancer.

Amy, who has appeared on the BBC's hit dance show since 2017, first discovered a lump in her right breast in April, the day before she and her husband Ben Jones flew to the Maldives for their belated honeymoon. "I was in the shower and I felt this hard lump in my right breast," Amy told Hello!

Magazine. "I was in shock; I checked again. I thought: 'Right, it could just be period-related, or so many things. I decided I was going to keep an eye on it for a few weeks." After being aware of the lump while trying to enjoy her dream trip with her husband, she shared how she started to "check it less" out of worry. "I didn't want to flare my Crohn's up," she told the publication. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community But it wasn't until she was back at home and getting ready for a dance show when she noticed the lump in her right breast had become bigger and went to the doctors where she was quickly referred and told the news.

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