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EastEnders collaborates with McMillan Cancer Support on the story of male breast cancer

EastEnders has revealed that it has worked with the charity Macmillan Cancer Support to develop a story about breast cancer in men.

In Monday’s episode, Ricky Champ’s Stuart Highway was diagnosed with a BBC One soap condition.

At last week’s show, Stuart visited a doctor about a chest rash. During the appointment, the doctor noticed a lump and sent it to a biopsy. Further examination revealed that he had breast cancer in a man.

Champ states: “I am honored to be trusted in such an important story.

“We will see Stuart really struggling with the fact that he has cancer, and learning that it is really difficult for him to understand that it is breast cancer.

“I hope that by shedding light on men’s breast cancer, more men will be aware of it and will look for a doctor if they notice any problems.”

In the next few months, Shaw explores Stuart facing challenges in his diagnosis and opening the door to his wife Rainey.

Soap states that it will continue to “closely work” with Macmillan Cancer Support as the storyline evolves to “ensure that a realistic cancer experience is portrayed.”

Dany Bell, Strategic Advisor for Treatment, Medicines and Genomics at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:

“We hope that people will become more aware of the signs of breast cancer, check their breasts on a regular basis, and seek help if necessary.

“McMillan is here to provide advice and support to those affected by the story. Those who are experiencing signs or symptoms of cancer are advised to go to their doctor.”



EastEnders collaborates with McMillan Cancer Support on the story of male breast cancer

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