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EastEnders confirms breast cancer storyline for Stuart

EastEnders confirms breast cancer storyline for Stuart
EastEnders confirms that Stuart Highway will battle breast cancer in a new storyline.

EastEnders has confirmed details of a new storyline that will see Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) battle breast cancer.

In tonight's episode of the soap, Stuart visited the doctor for an update on a chest rash and after a biopsy, it was confirmed that he is suffering from male breast cancer.

Over the coming weeks and months Stuart will be seen struggling to come to terms with the disease and gradually opening up to his wife Rainie (Tanya Franks).

"I feel honoured to be trusted with such an important storyline," said Champ, who has been on the soap since 2018.

"We will see Stuart really struggle with the fact he has cancer, and to learn that it's breast cancer is really difficult for him to understand.

"I hope by shedding a light on male breast cancer, more men will be aware of it and seek out a doctor if they notice anything wrong."

Dany Bell, a strategic advisor at Macmillan Cancer Support, who have worked with EastEnders on the plot, added: "It's brilliant to see EastEnders release this very important and poignant storyline.

"We hope it encourages people to become more aware of the signs of breast cancer, regularly check their own chests and reach out for help if needed.

"Macmillan is here to offer advice and support to anyone impacted by the storyline and we encourage anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of cancer to visit their GP."

EastEnders continues Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.

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