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Last Updated: Tuesday March 29 2011 11:46 GMT

Living with Cancer: Dominique's story

CBBC actress Dominique Moore

Dominique Moore's an actress - you'll recognise her from CBBC shows like Hotel Trubble and My Almost Famous Family. She's had cancer and has been telling Newsround about it.

I was on set filming for CBBC and I was getting terrible itching on my head and all over my body.

It was so bad that my wigs would come off because I'd be scratching my head so much. It felt like burning, as if my skin was breaking all over my body.

I saw lots of doctors and had lots of tests - I wanted to know what was wrong. I thought it might be eczema, a skin condition that I'd had before, but it wouldn't go away and only got worse.

I then found a lump on my neck. I met a doctor and he said that I need to have an operation to remove it - it was my first ever operation so I was scared.

Soon after I got my diagnosis, the reason for the months and months of burning itching and the lump on my neck. I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma - a type of cancer.

I was so shocked - out of all the things I thought it would be, I didn't think it would be cancer.

I had to have months of treatment to fight the cancer. My family were really supportive - my little sister was a rock, great at getting my mind off the cancer and making me to do fun things like watching movies.

To help me stay positive, I've got a board in my bedroom, where I put up lots of inspiring quotes and photos.

Four weeks ago my doctor gave me the news I'd been waiting for - that I no longer had the cancer. I couldn't believe it! I kept on asking the doctor again and again because I couldn't believe it was true.

I still need to go to the doctor's for check-ups to make sure that the cancer doesn't come back, but it feels like I've got a new life.

Dominique presents Living with Cancer - a Newsround Special, on Tuesday 29th March, 4:55pm, CBBC on BBC One.