Former EastEnders actress Samantha Womack has announced she is cancer-free just five months after a diagnosis of breast cancer.The 50-year-old has updated her social media followers about her health after going public with her diagnosis earlier this year.Sam, who played Veronica 'Ronnie' Mitchell on the hit BBC One soap, has said that she is free of the disease and is "thankful" for her life.Just five months ago, Sam was diagnosed with cancer but previously admitted that she had not spotted any symptoms and a random health check led to doctors discovering a "little shadow".The actress told OK!
Magazine: "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.
We're feeling a lot better than we were."Reflecting on her ordeal, she added: "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's a few mobility issues at the beginning."The first round of chemotherapy was pretty hardcore really, it was quite toxic – we were lucky because I got to recover in Spain, Ollie and Wallie were picking me up from the airport in Valencia."It was in the middle of a thunderstorm and I'd just had the treatment and these guys picked me up."Samantha said that everything happened pretty quickly, and after having an ultrasound scan as a precaution, admitting she was "lucky".Speaking to This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield last month, Samantha said: "At that point, it could be anything, then I had further investigations and then that diagnosis."She added: "I was lucky, it was lessRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk