Corrie’s Victoria Ekanoye say infertility blow was like a ‘punch to the stomach’

Corrie’s Victoria Ekanoye say infertility blow was like a ‘punch to the stomach’

Corrie’s Victoria Ekanoye say infertility blow was like a ‘punch to the stomach’

Victoria Ekanoye says being told she couldn’t have more children was like ‘a punch in the stomach’ after double mastectomy but she remains positive and says she will do ‘whatever it takes’ despite medication set back

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Loose Women: Victoria Ekanoye discusses double mastectomy

Coronation Street star Victoria Ekanoye said it was like ‘a punch in the stomach’ to be told she couldn’t have any more children.

The actress, who played Angie Appleton on the ITV soap, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October last year — just six months after giving birth to her son Theo.

She has since undergone a double mastectomy and remains remarkably positive on her future.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, Victoria said: “Being told that felt like a punch to the stomach. The medication I need to take will turn off my ovaries, which will push my body into the symptoms of early menopause.”

Victoria has shared her breast cancer journey with Soap fans before now sharing she can no longer have any more kids


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Victoria says breast feeding her young son saved her life as she noticed a lump which diagnosed her cancer


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The star said prior to the news her and partner Jonny were open to more children but knew it may be more difficult due to her sickle cell disease but explained it felt ‘very different’ to have decision made for her.

She added: “It makes you really start thinking about all the reasons why you did want more.”

Victoria is now on the drug tamoxifen for the next five years, which works by blocking the receptors on the breast cancer cells from the oestrogen they need to grow.

Victoria played Angie Appleton on the cobbles


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She will also receive an injection of goserelin once a month. This drug works by turning off the ovaries to stop the body producing oestrogen.

But the latter will cause Victoria to go into early menopause, which has other knock on affects for treatment for her sickle cell anaemia – a complex blood disorder.

And despite the shock infertility has brought for the star she remains determined she will ‘push through’ the same as her mum did before her, as she too had breast cancer and had the same drug suffering ‘hot flushes’.

Victoria bravely shared her struggles with the Loose Women panel and viewers


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Victoria admits her body ‘is dealing with a lot’ due to her medication and sickle cell anaemia but she remains optimistic and says she’s ‘doing whatever it takes’.

The actress, previously told on Loose Women how she found a lump in her breast while feeding her son Theo, just months after giving birth to him.

Last December, Victoria underwent a double mastectomy and says she cried after having it done but now she feels ‘lucky’ that the treatment gave her a ‘best case scenario’.

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