Actress and star of BBC’s EastEnders Samantha Womack has shared that she is cancer free just five months after her diagnosis.
Sharing the news with OK! Magazine, Womack said: “Now I’m just having some treatment as I go back to work, as a prevention – it was crazy, I was doing The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – the producers there were amazing and gave me time off.”
Adding: “My treatment is ongoing for breast cancer, the surgery was quite difficult to recover from just because it’s quite tender when you have lymph nodes removed, there are a few mobility issues at the beginning.”
Womack shared updates with her followers back in October as she thanked them for their support during the tough time, saying: “I have read all of your stories and messages. They’ve blown me away, genuinely.”
She has also starred in a number of films, television series and stage shows including the comedy drama Mount Pleasant and Kingsman, the film spy series.
Womack revealed her cancer diagnosis in a tribute to the late actress Olivia Newton-John who died in August at the age of 73 following her own battle with breast cancer.