EastEnders – aftermath of Lola Pearce's devastating death news

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EastEnders reveals aftermath of Lola death newsBBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders has revealed the aftermath of Lola Pearce's devastating prognosis.

Heartbreaking scenes in Thursday night's episode (November 3) saw Lola learn that her operation had been unsuccessful, and that doctors were now looking at ways to delay the spread of the disease, as opposed to curing it.

Although Lola initially struggled to hear the conversations surrounding palliative care, she eventually found the strength to ask the questions she needed to.

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BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Surrounded by her loved ones, Lola heard that she was ultimately going to die from the brain tumour, although doctors couldn't yet tell her when this would be.

Next week's scenes will see Lola return home from hospital, with ongoing support from her boyfriend Jay.

As Lola comes back to the Square, she tells Jay she doesn’t want to be coddled or smothered.

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BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Determined to keep things as normal as possible, Lola insists they go out for lunch.

Show bosses first announced that Lola would be diagnosed with a brain tumour last month The BBC soap has been consulting with Brain Tumour Research and Macmillan Cancer Support while working on the scenes.

Danielle Harold, who plays Lola, has already confirmed that she'll ultimately be leaving EastEnders at the end of the storyline.

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Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy on the red carpet at the Inside Soap Awards 2022 this week, Jamie Borthwick – who plays Jay – hinted that the storyline has a long way to go.

He told us: "It's been busy, long days, tough, hard work but really rewarding. I don't even think we've touched the sides on it [yet] – and that's a bit worrying, really! It means there's loads more hard work to come, but it's good."

EastEnders airs on Mondays-Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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Organisations including Brain Tumour Research, Macmillan Cancer Support and Stand Up to Cancer can provide help and support to those living with brain cancer and their loved ones.

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