After burping excessively, my mum realized she had deadly cancer.

A WOMAN was unable to conceive after her mother died from a form of cancer she discovered by watching Coronation Street.

Bea Walton of Crewe in Cheshire noticed Bea was burping more than usual. Hayley Cropper, a character from Crewe, Cheshire had also mentioned this symptom.

Bea Walton (left) died of pancreatic cancer after self-diagnosing herself watching Coronation Street


Bea Walton (left), died from pancreatic carcinoma after self-diagnosis while watching Coronation StreetCredit to MEN Media

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 60-year-old grandmother, thought something was wrong when she first saw it in 2015, according to her daughter, Nicola Smith. 

Nicola, 46, told Cheshire Live: “She [Bea]A lot of people started to burp a lot.

“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…”

Bea went for scans and she was diagnosed with jaundice. Jaundice is when the skin or whites of the eyes turns yellow due to an issue with the liver. 

This, along with the burping turned out to be because Bea was suffering from pancreatic carcinoma.

It can cause jaundice, feeling sick, changes to stools, pain in your stomach, and symptoms like burping or bloating.

It is also known to cause weight loss, fatigue, high temperature, and other common symptoms of cancer.

After Bea’s diagnosis in March 2015, she had a Whipple operation at North Staffordshire Hospital.

The Whipple procedure, which involves complex surgery to remove the head of your pancreas as well as various parts of your bowel, is complicated. It is often lifesaving for patients with pancreatic carcinoma.

Bea received chemotherapy at South Cheshire Hospital. Unfortunately, the treatment failed and her cancer spread to other areas of her body.

Due to the sores she had in her mouth, she was unable to eat.

Bea “carried on fighting till the end”Nicola stated that she was sadly dead in November 2016 at the age of 62.

Nicola shared the following: “My Mum, the youngest grandchild at the moment, was determined to see her first birth anniversary which was in October.”

“So she saw that and I think as soon as she saw her first birthday then that’s when she sort of, didn’t give up, but she knew she’d seen it and could rest.

“Maybe my Mum would have known that the burping and jaundice were a sign of aging earlier and caught it sooner. She might still be here today.

“It’s possible to be lucky. But it’s just really to get the signs and symptoms heard a bit more really.”

Nicola has shared the story about her mum as part of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the CDC, around 10,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. Pancreatic Cancer Action.

It is the most fatal of all cancers. Every year, 9,000 people die from it and only 7 percent survive for more than five years.

Hayley Cropper, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, and fictional husband Roy Cropper, played by David Neilson


Julie Hesmondhalgh portrays Hayley Cropper. David Neilson portrays Roy Cropper.Credit: PA:Press Association
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer and how it might be diagnosed


Pancreatic cancer symptoms and how to detect itCredit: Getty – Contributor

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