EastEnders: Lola gets hope from Ben discovery

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EastEnders: Lola gets hope from Ben discoveryBBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

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Lola has received some unexpected new hope following a discovery from Ben in EastEnders.

The young mum received tragic news from her doctors that her brain cancer is terminal, and now they would begin treatment to extend her life as long as possible.

Monday's episode dealt with Lola's family trying to process the terminal diagnosis, as Callum urged husband Ben to tell daughter Lexie the truth about her mother's prognosis.

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BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

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Ben became more consumed with looking up alternative treatments for Lola so he could deliver at least some good news during their hospital visit.

Ben shared his research with Lola at the hospital when the family regrouped, claiming he'd found cases on the internet where people survived even after a terminal diagnosis

"This ain't over. Not by a long shot," Ben told Lola.

Callum lent a hand by inviting Ben to move back in together now that they've reconciled. Lola was touched to see all of the ways her family were coming together to support her.

lola pearce, jay mitchell, ben mitchell, callum highway, eastenders
BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

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In a heartwarming moment, Callum promised his husband that they'd work together to support Lexi as Lola started her treatment.

While Ben did offer Lola some hope, it's not at all clear that there is a way for her to go into remission after a terminal diagnosis. Viewers know that cast member Danielle Harold is also going to be leaving the soap at the conclusion of this storyline.

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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