Coronation Street’s Jack James Ryan shares his secret battle with cancer while supporting his co-star

Coronation Street actor Jack James Ryan has revealed he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2017 while supporting co-star Victoria Ekanoye, who has shared about his own health battle

Coronation street legend Jack James Ryan has revealed that he has secretly battled cancer in the past.

24-year-old actor who plays Jacob in the series ITV soap, was revealed to be devastating after his former co-star Victoria Ekanoye was recently revealed to have had breast cancer.

Sharing his potential health fears, Jack said he had testicular cancer in 2017, but he made a full recovery.

Victoria, who played Angie Appleton from 2017 to 2019, congratulated Jack on his second stint on the show, as he delved into his own experience with the illness.

He said to her: “Thank you very much Victoria, I think you are a classy person.

“So inspired when you open up about your cancer journey and I’m sending you all my love and positive vibes.

Jacob Hay of Coronation Street (Jack James Ryan)



“Had a journey of my own with it a few years ago. You’ve got this. Big love! X”

In response, Victoria said: “Thank you JJ. I’m not going to lie, that’s a tagline, but my family and friends, all messages of support… I feel like I have a team. own small army.

“I didn’t know you fought big C… what a fighter. And now you’re smashing it on our beloved @itvcorrie. Lots of love and respect x.”

Victoria, who welcomed her first child in March with partner Jonny, discovered she had breast cancer while breastfeeding.

Victoria Ekanoye is currently battling breast cancer





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She was breastfeeding her son Theo when she noticed a small lump protruding from the tip of her left breast.

The mother is determined to beat the disease for her beloved son.

The actress feared she would not be by his side, but doctors believed that a double mastectomy would cure her because the cancer was detected too early.

Victoria told OK! Magazine: “My mother had breast cancer at 41, and her sister at 39 – a lot in my family in fact. So I really didn’t leave any time ahead of time. when checking these things out.”

He has been playing the role of Jacob since last year


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She continued: “I was diagnosed on October 13 with DCIS, which is tubal carcinoma in situ.

“It basically means that the cells have turned into cancer in the milk ducts.”

The star added: “We’re really upbeat and positive, and really lucky we caught that as early as we could.

“I don’t know if luck is the right word, but that’s how I feel.”

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