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International actress, Victoria Ekanoye, reveals she has been diagnosed with breast cancer months after welcoming first child

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International actress, Victoria Ekanoye, reveals she has been diagnosed with breast cancer months after welcoming first child

International actress, Victoria Ekanoye, who is originally from Nigeria has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer just months after welcoming her first child.

The soap actress, 39, spoke to OK! Magazine about the heartbreaking news, as she revealed she discovered a lump in her breast while feeding Theo, 11 months, who she shares with husband Jonny Lomas, before doctors investigated.

She said: ‘I was diagnosed on October 13 with DCIS, which is Ductal carcinoma in situ. It basically means that cells have turned cancerous within the milk ducts.’

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Earlier this year, Victoria, who played Angie Appleton in the soap, revealed she feared her ‘miracle’ baby boy would die during her traumatic three-day labour due to complications involving her sickle cell anaemia.

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Victoria told the publication: ‘Back in July I was feeding Theo and I noticed there was a small lump protruding at the top of my left breast.

‘My mum had breast cancer at 41, and her sister at 39 – so many people in my family, in fact. So I don’t really leave any time before I check these things…

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‘I was diagnosed on the thirteenth of October with DCIS, which is Ductal carcinoma in situ. It basically means that cells have turned cancerous within the milk ducts…

‘We’re being really optimistic, and positive, and really lucky that we’ve caught it as early as we have. I don’t know if lucky is the right word, but that’s how I feel.’

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