Victoria Ekanoye of Coronation Street will undergo a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She said it’s the easiest decision for her because she wants to be there for her son
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Victoria Ekanoye says having a double mastectomy was the “easiest decision” for her.
The Coronation Street actress – who played Angie Appleton in the soap ITV – was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and decided to undergo the “invasive” procedure to reduce her risk.
However, she insists it was the easiest decision of the whole process to make because she wants to be there for her partner Jonny Lomas and their young son Théodore as well as the rest of her family.
Speaking about ITV’s Loose Women, she said: “I’ll be honest when I went for the biopsies, I kind of thought this would be the case and I just don’t want to look over my shoulder for the biopsies. Rest of my life.
“I don’t want to have to worry about that. I have a little boy to love and live with and family and friends and I just can’t even think about not being there for any of them.”
Victoria explained how she wants to limit the risk and despite it being a “more invasive procedure”, she knows it will help with her mental health and give her more “calm”.
“So for me, if I can eliminate as much risk as possible, then I will, so I do,” she continued.
“Yes, it’s a more invasive procedure, yes, it’s a longer recovery, but ultimately if it can only remove that large amount of risk, it’s just quiet.”
She added: “It’s really good for me too because it means just for my mental health, I don’t have to worry about it every day, every time I go for that check once a year.
“So yeah, it was a big decision but it was one of the easiest decisions of the whole process and one of the easiest parts because, even though it’s pretty penetrating, I don’t want to go through it again.”
Victoria revealed her heartburn diagnosis a few weeks ago.
“It’s unfair. I feel a little overwhelmed and I’m afraid because, no matter how optimistic the outlook is, the future can’t be predicted. I just want to be here. I have a life to live and a family. To love and take care of,” she sincerely said. shared to OK! magazine.