Corrie cancer check
A woman lost her mum to a cancer that she self-diagnosed by watching Coronation Street.
The TV soap star’s storyline saw her diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and ending her own life in final scenes aired in January 2014.
Bea, a then 60-year-old grandmother, first thought something was wrong in early 2015, her daughter, Nicola Smith, said.
Nicola, 46, told Cheshire Live: “She [Bea] started burping a lot, which obviously is unusual I suppose for a lot of people.
“My mum actually watched an episode of Coronation Street, and I think it was Hayley on Coronation Street had had the same symptoms, so she sort of mentioned to the doctor…”