Victoria Ekanoye of Coronation Street talked candidly about her experience with cancer.
In October 2021, the actress—who played Angie Appleton on the ITV serial opera—was given the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS.
DCIS reports that malignant cells can develop in the milk ducts. Previously, Victoria had said that the size of the lump on her breast meant she didn’t need to check for it.
Victoria was finally given an official diagnosis following a third opinion from the physicians.
Victoria, who will be on this year’s Real Full Monty, stated on Tuesday’s Loose Women that she was keen to spread awareness and urged women to perform routine exams.
She said, “I wanted to know,” to the panelists Coleen Nolan, Ruth Langsford, Janet Street-Porter, and Linda Robson.assume a bit more responsibility for my care and the procedure, determine if I really needed to be taking this medication—it was more like a belt and braces—and make sure we capture everything.
Theo, her newborn son, saved her life, according to the former Corrie star, who also mentioned that she discovered a malignant tumor when nursing him as a baby.
“I really think that having Theo saved my life,” she continued. I might not have noticed if I hadn’t been nursing him because it brought the lump to the top. It became so apparent that you could barely see it.
Victoria is the most recent well-known person to sign up for ITV’s The Real Full Monty, it was just announced.
The program, which is hosted by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo, centers on famous people who have all personally experienced cancer. After talking about how it affected their life or the lives of those closest to them, the well-known figures collaborate on a choreographed dance with the goal of ending it perfectly, exactly like in the movie.
Victoria was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2021, thus she has firsthand knowledge of the illness, a source said The Sun.
She so leaped at the chance to participate in The Real Full Monty when invited. The entire idea of the program is to get people talking, and she wants to do everything in her power to urge both men and women to check themselves.
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