Former Coronation Street star Victoria Ekanoye is due to undergo a double mastectomy following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
The actress, 39, who played Angie Appleton on the ITV soap between 2018 and 2019, said she found a lump in her left breast while feeding her baby.
Two doctors gave her the green light, but she sought a third opinion and cancer cells were found in her milk ducts.
“I almost feel like having Theo and breastfeeding him saved me,” Ekanoye told OK! magazine.
She also said that the death of Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding from breast cancer in September also “determined” her to find out the cause of her lump.
” We are the same age. It was really alarming for me, as it was for everyone, ”said Ekanoye. “And so sad. Very sad.
“If anything, it’s determined me to get to the bottom of this with my health. “