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EastEnders tragedy as Stuart Highway leaves Square to avoid cancer treatment?

Stuart Highway, the “tough guy” character on EASTENDERS, is currently emphasizing male breast cancer by avoiding accepting the reality of his illness. Could the Walford favourite quit the Square if his denials continue?

EastEnders is known for raising awareness of a variety of illnesses and conditions, and one recent plotline focuses on male breast cancer. Stuart (Ricky Champ) was recently diagnosed with the disease, but he has refused to tell his wife Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) about it. Alexandra Haas, a radiation oncologist, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the sickness, which is more common and widely connected with women. Could Stuart in the BBC soap leave to avoid the reality of his disease, as revealed by doctor Haas, due to a lack of awareness of male breast cancer?

Stuart stormed out of the hospital after swearing at the doctor when he initially learned he had breast cancer.

When Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) told him he had to leave, the Walford undertaker began drinking in The Vic to drown his sorrows and was helped out by Sonia (Natalie Cassidy).

Stuart ended up confiding in Sonia about his diagnosis, who was devastated.

Rainie became suspicious of her husband as she continued to check on him, but he eventually revealed that it was Sonia who had cancer.

Doctor Haas is an authority on the subject as a radiation oncologist at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic.

“I wouldn’t say there is a stigma around breast cancer in men, but there is definitely a dearth of awareness,” she noted.

“Breast cancer is very common in women but is much rarer in men.

“According to Cancer Research UK, only about one per cent of all breast cancers in the UK are in males.

“Because male breast cancer is rare, the treatment recommendations are typically extrapolated from data available from clinical trials enrolling female patients.”

“Most of the diagnosed cases are advanced stage ductal invasive carcinomas, and the vast majority of them express hormone receptors,” the health expert stated.

“They usually show as a painless retro areolar tumor that necessitates a triple examination.”

“The diagnosis necessitates a high index of suspicion, owing to the rarity of such a disease in men.”

“The treatment depends on the stage of disease (early/metastatic) and includes four main treatment modalities: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and endocrine therapy.”

When asked how men and women’s odds of recovering from breast cancer differed, the doctor said: “The prognosis for male breast cancer is determined by how quickly the illness is identified.

“Women are more aware of their symptoms and are encouraged to keep an eye on any changes in their breasts.

“Men are less aware of the symptoms and, as a result, are more likely to delay seeking medical help.

“A common physical examination finding is nipple retraction and the probing of a retro areolar lump, which may be the initial clinical symptom of male breast cancer.

“If you notice anything you are unsure of, call your GP. If detected early, breast cancer in men is treatable.”

She continued: “Health and cancer can be difficult for some people to talk about. It is a very personal issue and how open you are very much varies from person to person.

“Some people feel as if they can’t speak to their friends and family as they don’t want to worry them.

“I think it’s important for people to seek help from their support network.

“Often when people start to open up, they find people share their own experiences which can provide comfort and reassurance.”

Stuart appears to be too overwhelmed or ashamed to tackle his problems, therefore it’s likely he’ll choose to run away from them.

The EastEnders resident may decide it is easier to disappear than to face treatment and telling his wife the truth.

Is Sonia going to be able to persuade her friend to accept his diagnosis?

Will he face up to his disease and receive the therapy he requires if his problems go unnoticed? Will he face up to his illness and receive the treatment he requires if his problems go unnoticed?

EastEnders returns to BBC One on Monday at 8 p.m.

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Stuart Highway, the “tough guy” character on EASTENDERS, is currently emphasizing male breast cancer by avoiding accepting the reality of his illness. Could the Walford favourite quit the Square if his denials continue?

EastEnders is known for raising awareness of a variety of illnesses and conditions, and one recent plotline focuses on male breast cancer. Stuart (Ricky Champ) was recently diagnosed with the disease, but he has refused to tell his wife Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) about it. Alexandra Haas, a radiation oncologist, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the sickness, which is more common and widely connected with women. Could Stuart in the BBC soap leave to avoid the reality of his disease, as revealed by doctor Haas, due to a lack of awareness of male breast cancer?

Stuart stormed out of the hospital after swearing at the doctor when he initially learned he had breast cancer.

When Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) told him he had to leave, the Walford undertaker began drinking in The Vic to drown his sorrows and was helped out by Sonia (Natalie Cassidy).

Stuart ended up confiding in Sonia about his diagnosis, who was devastated.

Rainie became suspicious of her husband as she continued to check on him, but he eventually revealed that it was Sonia who had cancer.

Doctor Haas is an authority on the subject as a radiation oncologist at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic.

“I wouldn’t say there is a stigma around breast cancer in men, but there is definitely a dearth of awareness,” she noted.

“Breast cancer is very common in women but is much rarer in men.

“According to Cancer Research UK, only about one per cent of all breast cancers in the UK are in males.

“Because male breast cancer is rare, the treatment recommendations are typically extrapolated from data available from clinical trials enrolling female patients.”

“Most of the diagnosed cases are advanced stage ductal invasive carcinomas, and the vast majority of them express hormone receptors,” the health expert stated.

“They usually show as a painless retro areolar tumor that necessitates a triple examination.”

“The diagnosis necessitates a high index of suspicion, owing to the rarity of such a disease in men.”

“The treatment depends on the stage of disease (early/metastatic) and includes four main treatment modalities: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and endocrine therapy.”

When asked how men and women’s odds of recovering from breast cancer differed, the doctor said: “The prognosis for male breast cancer is determined by how quickly the illness is identified.

“Women are more aware of their symptoms and are encouraged to keep an eye on any changes in their breasts.

“Men are less aware of the symptoms and, as a result, are more likely to delay seeking medical help.

“A common physical examination finding is nipple retraction and the probing of a retro areolar lump, which may be the initial clinical symptom of male breast cancer.

“If you notice anything you are unsure of, call your GP. If detected early, breast cancer in men is treatable.”

She continued: “Health and cancer can be difficult for some people to talk about. It is a very personal issue and how open you are very much varies from person to person.

“Some people feel as if they can’t speak to their friends and family as they don’t want to worry them.

“I think it’s important for people to seek help from their support network.

“Often when people start to open up, they find people share their own experiences which can provide comfort and reassurance.”

Stuart appears to be too overwhelmed or ashamed to tackle his problems, therefore it’s likely he’ll choose to run away from them.

The EastEnders resident may decide it is easier to disappear than to face treatment and telling his wife the truth.

Is Sonia going to be able to persuade her friend to accept his diagnosis?

Will he face up to his disease and receive the therapy he requires if his problems go unnoticed? Will he face up to his illness and receive the treatment he requires if his problems go unnoticed?

EastEnders returns to BBC One on Monday at 8 p.m.

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Stuart Highway, the “tough guy” character on EASTENDERS, is currently emphasizing male breast cancer by avoiding accepting the reality of his illness. Could the Walford favourite quit the Square if his denials continue?

EastEnders is known for raising awareness of a variety of illnesses and conditions, and one recent plotline focuses on male breast cancer. Stuart (Ricky Champ) was recently diagnosed with the disease, but he has refused to tell his wife Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) about it. Alexandra Haas, a radiation oncologist, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the sickness, which is more common and widely connected with women. Could Stuart in the BBC soap leave to avoid the reality of his disease, as revealed by doctor Haas, due to a lack of awareness of male breast cancer?

Stuart stormed out of the hospital after swearing at the doctor when he initially learned he had breast cancer.

When Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) told him he had to leave, the Walford undertaker began drinking in The Vic to drown his sorrows and was helped out by Sonia (Natalie Cassidy).

Stuart ended up confiding in Sonia about his diagnosis, who was devastated.

Rainie became suspicious of her husband as she continued to check on him, but he eventually revealed that it was Sonia who had cancer.

Doctor Haas is an authority on the subject as a radiation oncologist at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic.

“I wouldn’t say there is a stigma around breast cancer in men, but there is definitely a dearth of awareness,” she noted.

“Breast cancer is very common in women but is much rarer in men.

“According to Cancer Research UK, only about one per cent of all breast cancers in the UK are in males.

“Because male breast cancer is rare, the treatment recommendations are typically extrapolated from data available from clinical trials enrolling female patients.”

“Most of the diagnosed cases are advanced stage ductal invasive carcinomas, and the vast majority of them express hormone receptors,” the health expert stated.

“They usually show as a painless retro areolar tumor that necessitates a triple examination.”

“The diagnosis necessitates a high index of suspicion, owing to the rarity of such a disease in men.”

“The treatment depends on the stage of disease (early/metastatic) and includes four main treatment modalities: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and endocrine therapy.”

When asked how men and women’s odds of recovering from breast cancer differed, the doctor said: “The prognosis for male breast cancer is determined by how quickly the illness is identified.

“Women are more aware of their symptoms and are encouraged to keep an eye on any changes in their breasts.

“Men are less aware of the symptoms and, as a result, are more likely to delay seeking medical help.

“A common physical examination finding is nipple retraction and the probing of a retro areolar lump, which may be the initial clinical symptom of male breast cancer.

“If you notice anything you are unsure of, call your GP. If detected early, breast cancer in men is treatable.”

She continued: “Health and cancer can be difficult for some people to talk about. It is a very personal issue and how open you are very much varies from person to person.

“Some people feel as if they can’t speak to their friends and family as they don’t want to worry them.

“I think it’s important for people to seek help from their support network.

“Often when people start to open up, they find people share their own experiences which can provide comfort and reassurance.”

Stuart appears to be too overwhelmed or ashamed to tackle his problems, therefore it’s likely he’ll choose to run away from them.

The EastEnders resident may decide it is easier to disappear than to face treatment and telling his wife the truth.

Is Sonia going to be able to persuade her friend to accept his diagnosis?

Will he face up to his disease and receive the therapy he requires if his problems go unnoticed? Will he face up to his illness and receive the treatment he requires if his problems go unnoticed?

EastEnders returns to BBC One on Monday at 8 p.m.

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