Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

Tonight on EastEnders, Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) has received the devastating news that he has male breast cancer after visiting a doctor about a rash on his chest.

Male breast cancer is rare with just 370 new cases in the UK each year, compared to around 55,000 new cases in women. Also, around just 1 percent of breast cancer cases in the UK are in males.

After Stuart visited the doctor about his rash, they noticed a lump and referred him for a biopsy where he was officially diagnosed with male breast cancer. Over the next few months, Stuart will face challenges as he battles with his diagnosis and struggles to open up to his wife, Rainie (Tanya Franks).

Stuart Highway is upset in EastEnders

Stuart is set to struggle in the wake of his diagnosis.  (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders has been working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support on this storyline to ensure that Stuart’s cancer ordeal is as realistic as possible.

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