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Sally Dynevor’s Coronation Street Cancer Round-Up

by | 3rd, May 2010

SALLY Whittaker has cancer. Sally Whittaker plays Coronation Street’s Sally Webster, who has cancer. She would now like to be billed as Sally Dynevor, her married name.

In this week’s Hello!, you can read about Sally’s “brave battle”, her “darkest hours”, “secret anguish” and “breast cancer hell”.

In case you are confused between reality and fiction, the Daily Star yells:

CORONATION STREET: SALLY WHITTAKER REVEALS HOW BREAST CANCER STORYLINE SAVED HER LIFE

The Star – sister organ to OK! – makes no mention that the source of the scoop is Hello! magazine. And then it’s headline is augmented by a fact:

“This storyline could very well have saved my life.”

It’s the Mirror’s front-page news. A few days to go until Election Day and the Mirror’s front page tells us – and with no sign of Gordon Brown:

“SALLY: I DIDN’T WANT TO DIE”

The Sun also has Sally on its cover:

“MY CANCER BATTLE, BY CORRIE SAL”

Inside we learn: “Corrie saved my life.”

Says Sally:

If I had not been researching this storyline, I may not have discovered the lump in my breast and had it looked at so quickly,”

Maybe. Maybe not.

Last December, the clues were there:

In response to the ITV soap storyline, a web page has been added to the NHS Leicester City site to provide answers to questions viewers might have after watching the programmes. It also provides links to information on breast cancer.

Life and fiction. The two can merge to do some good.

Sally Whittaker, who plays Sally, said: “I do know women who have suffered or are suffering from breast cancer. For the last year, I have been fundraising for breast cancer charities and am a patron for The Genesis Appeal (a charity dedicated to prevention of breast cancer).

“So, when I was told about this storyline I was determined to do it justice for the women who are going through what Sally is.”

Which included her…



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