EastEnders’ Samantha Womack ‘thankful for her life’ as she is now cancer free

EastEnders’ Ronnie Mitchell actress Samantha Womack has been given the all-clear following her cancer diagnosis.

The 50-year-old actress revealed she had cancer just five months ago after a random health check which led to doctors discovering a “little shadow” which resulted in her diagnosis.

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But after finding out she is free of the disease she’s revealed she is “thankful” for her life and is now undergoing some final treatment as she returns to work.

Speaking to OK! Magazine Samantha has revealed she’s feeling “a lot better” than she was as she continues the preventative treatment.

She told the publication that her treatment is ongoing for breast cancer as she said it was “quite difficult to recover from” and said her first round of chemotherapy was “pretty hardcore”.

Samantha added that the turnaround for her diagnosis was “quite quick” following her decision to have an ultrasound as a precaution.

The blonde actress has shared her update in a recent video with OK! Magazine where she talked about her life alongside her health update.

It comes just weeks after she appeared on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to share details on her diagnosis.

She appeared on the ITV morning show last month and praised Holly and Phil for supporting her in the interview, writing: “No two people I’d rather do a personal interview with…

“Kind, sensitive and always respectful in difficult interviews. Thank you for letting me share my story of breast cancer.”

Since her diagnosis Samantha has been supported by her fans for opening up about the challenging time she’s faced.

At the time she was praised for her “amazing and honest” interview by her fans as one user gushed over her “positive outlook”, while another encouraged her that she “will beat this”.

She told the hosts when she was on the show: “I was lucky, it was less than two centimetres, I had a lumpectomy, which is just a piece of tissue removed and five lymph nodes.”

The star added: “It’s terrifying at the beginning but if there was ever a time to have it, there are so many new treatments now that are changing the face of cancer, it’s amazing.”

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