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Sunday 15th December 2019

Coronation Street confirms terminal cancer diagnosis for Sinead Tinker

The heartbreaking scenes will see her pass away

There are set to be heartbreaking scenes ahead as Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker will be given the devastating news her cancer is back and it is terminal.

Sinead will discover a lump on her neck on her wedding day to Daniel Osbourne on Monday September 9.

The terrified couple will go to the hospital the following day where they are given the horrific news her cancer has returned and it has spread to her lymph nodes and liver.

She is then told she only has months to live.

It's not good news for Sinead and Daniel (Credit: ITV)

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As Sinead struggles to come to terms with the news, Daniel is forced to plan for a future with his wife and mother to their son, Bertie.

The scenes have already begun filming and Sinead's final moments are set to air later in the autumn.

Daniel and Sinead are just broken.

After Sinead was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018, she was worried treatment would harm her unborn baby, so stopped having it.

Although she restarted her chemo when Daniel found out the truth and it looked like she was responding well, her happy ending isn't to be.

Things were looking good for Sinead at her recent scan (Credit: ITV)

Speaking about the scenes to air next week, Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead said: "Daniel and Sinead are just broken, we just tried to play it with as much realism as we could, they're both in disbelief.

"Sinead doesn't understand she just wants to be a mum to Bertie, she wants to know how long she's got left.

"They're both completely devastated and in shock and all the emotion just comes pouring out.

"I've been working with Mummy's Star, they specialise in helping families and women who've been suffering from cancer in or around pregnancy."

Sinead and Daniel just want to be parents to Bertie (Credit: ITV)

She continued: "It's been really helpful chatting to them, some of the families, and the founder Pete Wallroth, who've been through this in real life.

"Every story is different, and it's quite a unique experience battling cancer in pregnancy, Sinead blames herself, so their advice and support has been very gratefully received."

The soap has been working closely with charities Mummy's Star and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust on the storyline to make sure it is told correctly.

There is heartbreak ahead (Credit: ITV)

Pete Wallroth CEO of Mummy's Star founded the charity when his wife died shortly after the birth of their daughter.

He said: "Cancer in pregnancy is a subject that few understand and even less realise happens to two women a day in the UK, so to have been asked by the Coronation Street team to work with them in advising on the storyline over the last 12 months with Rob and Katie has been both a pleasure and a wonderful opportunity.

"They have listened to first hand accounts from women, asked for so much advice and this has been reflected so professionally and realistically on screen through their portrayal of Sinead and Daniel's harrowing experiences.

"We know this has helped reach new audiences in terms of awareness and we are very thankful to the whole team at Coronation Street for giving the subject this platform and in doing so, indirectly helping more families."

Sinead will pass away in the autumn (Credit: ITV)

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Rebecca Shoosmith, head of support services at Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said: "Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in the UK and if caught early it is a very treatable cancer so it is fantastic that the programme has been able to raise awareness of the disease.

"Sadly Sinead has an advanced diagnosis. We have been working very closely with Coronation Street on this incredibly moving and poignant storyline over the last year to ensure it is portrayed as accurately and sensitively as possible.

"If you have concerns about your own health then please do get in touch as we can answer your questions and provide  support at every step."

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