Brain tumor charities react to Walford’s heartbreaking story
In an upcoming EastEnders storyline, Lola will face a battle with cancer, as she is diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The legendary soap works hand-in-hand with charities to ensure the depiction is as accurate as possible.
Now, said charities have reacted to the scenario.
Sue Castle-Smith, Public Relations and Communications Manager for Brain Tumor Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to EastEnders for helping to raise awareness about brain tumours.
“Unfortunately, Lola’s story is all too familiar to thousands of families. Brain tumors are indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any age, they kill more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer.
Dany Bell, Strategic Treatment Advisor for Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “Stories like Lola’s play a crucial role in raising awareness and can truly save viewers’ lives, so we’re really excited to help EastEnders ensure that a realistic experience is depicted in the show. .
“The emotional storyline will show how suddenly a diagnosis can impact every aspect of a person’s life and how really difficult it can be.
“We know what Lola and her fictional family are going through on EastEnders is a daily reality for many people across the UK at this time, and Macmillan is here to offer advice and support to anyone who needs it. .
“Anyone watching with concerns about potential signs or symptoms of cancer should also speak to their GP as soon as possible.”
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