In an EastEnders storyline, Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, highlighting that the disease can affect men as well.
‘I feel honoured to be trusted with such an important storyline,’ Ricky Champ said. Stuart will struggle to accept the fact that he has cancer, and learning that it is breast cancer will be particularly difficult for him to accept. I’m hoping that by bringing attention to male breast cancer, more men will become aware of it and seek medical help if they notice anything unusual.’
Stuart was diagnosed after a rash on his chest was discovered. Stuart had a biopsy to confirm that he had breast cancer after his doctor discovered a lump.
In upcoming episodes, he will prepare for the surgery that will hopefully cure him.
The doctor advises that the operation be performed as soon as possible, but Stuart is clearly terrified as they speak, and one of his main concerns is the issue of pain medication.
He tells Mick (Danny Dyer) that he feels like he’s being punished for his past as an addict. He’s terrified that he’ll pass out during the procedure.
Stuart’s anxiety is getting the best of him, and it’s looking like he won’t be able to complete the surgery.
Can Rainie (Tanya Franks) persuade him that the operation is the best way for him to recover from his illness?
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