'EastEnders' star Danniella Westbrook given the 'all clear' following womb cancer battle
Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook has revealed she’s been given the ‘all clear’ by doctors following her battle with womb cancer.
The actress, who played Sam Mitchell on the BBC soap, recently took to Twitter to share the good news with her fans and thank her medical team.
She wrote: “Today I feel so much gratitude. I got the all clear today and want to thank my doctor and all his team at Luton & Dunstable hospital for the amazing care they gave me.
“Life is a blessing for sure and I wanted to thank you all for your love and support,” added Westbrook, along with the hashtag “#cancerFree”.
Today i feel so much gratitude. I got the all clear today and want to thank my doctor and all his team at Luton &Dunstable hospital for the amazing care they gave me . Life is a blessing for sure And wanted to thank you all for your love and support ❤️❤️#gratitude #cancerFree
— Danniella Westbrook (@westbrookdanni) April 16, 2019
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The actress also shared a message on Instagram, writing: “Happy happy happy and huge thanks for all your support.”
Westbrook revealed her cancer diagnosis last September, telling The Mirror she was terrified she’d die like her good friend Jade Goodie, who passed away from cervical cancer in 2009.
She said at the time: “I’ve always said I am not scared of dying. But when the doctor said, ‘You have cancer’, straight away my thoughts turned to Jade and that I don’t want to die.”
The soap star also opened up about her struggles with drug addiction – she spent time in rehab after admitting to friend Jeremy Kyle that she would snort 11 bags of cocaine a day if she could – and how she vowed to stay sober following her diagnosis.
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“Getting this diagnosis has made me realise I don’t want to die. I want to live and sort out my health. I know I have to fight, I know I have to get up and battle it,” she added.
Westbrook – whose mother was also diagnosed with womb cancer when the actress was 15-years old – started experiencing symptoms of the condition two years ago, explaining that she bled so heavily she had to change her clothes six times a day.