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Carol Jackson receives a letter from the hospital

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.

© BBC / Gary Moyes
© BBC / Gary Moyes
© BBC / Gary Moyes
© BBC / Gary Moyes

Knowing that she needs to talk to someone, Carol decides to confide in Whitney (Shona McGarty) and shares the letter with her.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

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.

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!