However Amy has now revealed to Hello! that she needed treatment in hospital for sepsis back in early August, following an infection she'd had prior to starting chemotherapy.
Sepsis is a complication to an infection where the body overreacts and begins attacking healthy tissues and organs (NHS). Symptoms include high temperature, breathlessness, confusion and clammy skin.
Patients who are immunocompromised or undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy are particularly vulnerable.
Amy had been at home with her parents Richard and Gillian, who contacted the hospital after the dancer deteriorated.
"I wasn't feeling too bad that day, just sick, but a couple of hours later I started having a temperature," she recalled. Amy added that she was initially hesitant about heading to A&E due to her lowered immune system, but agreed to go on advice from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Her parents were left in "panic mode" by the "serious" diagnosis, but thankfully Amy began to respond to treatment after a change in antibiotics.
Reflecting on her time in hospital, Amy revealed that she hadn't been fully aware of the severity of her illness at the time.
"The doctors and nurses were telling me I had sepsis and that it was life-threatening," she said. "But I wasn't taking it in. I didn't become properly aware until later."
Amy has also thanked the West Midlands team for their care and advice, adding: "We couldn't be more grateful to them... I was glad to be able to thank them for saving my life."
Further information about breast cancer is available via organisations including the NHS, CoppaFeel!, Macmillan, Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now. Readers in the US may wish to visit the CDC or the National Cancer Institute.
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