Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller may be known as the tough dancing coach of Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC), but the television star is getting extremely vulnerable about her tough battle with cancer.
Abby Lee Miller’s Cancer Journey
On Instagram, Miller, 53, posted a photo tribute in honor of two years since she was diagnosed with fast-growing type of Hodgkin’s lymphoma called Burkitt lymphoma in 2018. In the post, Miller talks about complications she faced during treatment such as becoming paralyzed and confound to a wheelchair.Read More
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Two years ago today I walked into @cedarssinai in Marina Del Ray for a twilight MRI and never walked again! These pictures were really difficult to look at again. I was put in ICU and paralyzed from the neck down in 48 hours. How did the staff watch this happen and do absolutely nothing? The full story will be on my @youtube channel soon! #abby #abbyleemiller #ALDC #aldcla #abbylee #losangeles #abbyleedancecompany #dancemoms #aldcalways #hollywoodpresbyterianhospital #malpractice #federalbureauofprisons #spinalcordinjury #burkittslymphoma
Miller also called out her attending medical team for allegedly “doing absolutely nothing” while she was going through complications. This isn’t the first time Miller has ripped into the medical staff — in 2019 she claimed that some doctors had misdiagnosed her and offered wrong treatments and is only alive today because she found the “right” team.
Abby Miller’s Life After Cancer Treatment
Miller went through ten rounds of chemotherapy during treatment and is still taking physical therapy for her paralysis. Despite complications, Miller is cancer-free and not letting her wheelchair get in the way of her living her life. She regularly posts videos of her dancing alongside her fellow ALDC dancers, and has shared a few heartwarming photos of the progress she’s made during physical therapy appointments including walking and treading in the pool.
Lymphoma Survivors Talk About Life After Diagnosis
Similar to Miller, other cancer survivors have been able to live full lives following treatment for lymphoma. Lauren Chiarello was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2007 and thought she would never be able to have children naturally. Following her two-year battle with the disease, Chiarello froze her eggs and in 2020 she gave birth to twins with her husband.
Clearly, Miller and Chiarello are proof that patients are capable of living fulfilling lives after cancer diagnoses.