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Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago, but she's shared that it's something she finds hard to accept.
The Sally Metcalfe actress was treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a lumpectomy before now being in remission, however, she's moved the disease to the back of her mind.
The admission comes as the 56-year-old is marking the anniversary by embarking on a trek to Everest Base Camp in a fundraising effort for Prevent Breast Cancer.
"It’s going to be a big test," she told OK! Magazine.
"I still haven’t come to terms with having breast cancer. I just can’t believe it happened to me. It’s mainly the fear. I’ve locked it away and shoved it to the back of my mind, probably for self-preservation. But I’m going to walk up those mountains getting rid of all those boxed up feelings as I go."
The mother-of-three discovered she had cancer in October 2009 after a check-up prompted by her character being involved in a breast cancer storyline.
"Ten years on I still find it hard to talk about it. I try to forget I had breast cancer," she added.
Coronation Street recently aired scenes which saw character Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) die following a battle with cervical cancer.
However, Dynevor said she couldn't watch the character's final moments as it reminded her of her own struggles.
"I just can't watch it," the actress told The Mirror. "I think they're doing a brilliant job, so brilliant it makes me not want to watch it.
"Only because it's self-preservation. I don't need to keep going there."