EastEnders and other soaps have brought cancer into the front rooms of millions of viewers; and we will soon see more in Carol’s (Lindsey Coulson) ongoing struggle to come to terms with this terrible illness.
Carol Jackson receives a letter with an enclosed leaflet from the hospital regarding breast reconstruction.
Looking at her reflection in the bathroom mirror, she smears her make-up in frustration.
Knowing that she needs to talk to someone, Carol decides to confide in Whitney (Shona McGarty) and shares the letter with her.
EastEnders airs these upsetting scenes on Thursday, 11th June at 7.30pm and Friday, 12th June at 8pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.