Samantha Womack offers support to strikers of NHS nurses

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Samantha Womack She offered her support for the strike of NHS nurses, and praised healthcare workers for their assistance during her recent battle against breast cancer.

Former EastEnders star revealed in August that she had been diagnosed with the illness, and she underwent chemotherapy earlier this year — now stating that she is cancer-free.

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Talk to Good Morning Britain Womack declared Thursday she supports nurses striking during current conditions. cost of living crisis.

“Even though my treatment is interrupted, I feel that they must fight back. They’re doing such an incredible job and not being treated fairly,” she said.

In the aftermath of her battle against breast cancer, Samantha Womack offered her support to striking nurses. (ITV)

This week’s mass walkout by thousands of NHS nurses is part of the Royal College of Nursing’s 106-year history.

Pay is the major reason behind the actionAccording to the RCN, nurses are now 20% worse off than they were a decade back.

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Womack stated that she is a huge advocate for nurses and thanked the NHS staff for “looking after me so wonderfully” during her treatment.

She stated, “I feel they should be paid appropriately.”

NHS nurses are striking this week for the first time in the century-plus history of the RCN. (PA/Getty)

This week, the RCN’s first strike by nurses in the NHS is taking place. (PA/Getty)

Womack, who was first diagnosed with cancer, said that she was just “having a random look” during her role as the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

She explained that she was doing a “well-woman check” and, in between two shows, she popped in for an ultrasound. It was a simple scan.

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“In between shows was a nasty type of gremlin-type Shadow and then had to book further appointments. Then I went back on the stage that evening with a little bit of my head in the clouds.

Womack claimed that it was an extraordinary feat of luck to have checked herself at the time she did.

Samantha Womack was performing on stage in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe when she received her breast cancer diagnosis. (Getty)

Samantha Womack was performing on stage in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe when she received her breast cancer diagnosis. (Getty)

She stated, “I don’t check myself. I’ve been so strong all my life. So I was really lucky that I could do that when it happened.”

The term “cancer-free” is misleading. Luckily I’ve got it gone for now but with cancer, you have to be careful that you’re keeping on top of everything and keep checking yourself.”

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Womack stated previously that she was inspired to go public with her diagnosis following the death of acting legend Olivia Newton-JohnShe had been fighting cancer for many decades before her death.

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