EastEnders offers first look at emotional new Alfie Moon scenes

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EastEnders has offered the first look at powerful new scenes for Alfie Moon.

Alfie has spent the last several weeks undergoing testing to find out if he has prostate cancer. At first, Alfie kept the news to himself, but he eventually opened up to Phil Mitchell about his fears.

Alfie originally found out he may have cancer after being injured by his son Tommy Moon, as routine tests flagged that he had several symptoms associated with the disease.

steve mcfadden as phil mitchell, jessie wallace as kat moon and shane richie as alfie moon in eastenders

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In two new photos from next week's episodes, Kat Moon, who recently returned following a break, is seen supporting Alfie as he learns about his diagnosis.

Kat and Phil accompany Alfie to the hospital as he awaits news from his cancer specialist about potential treatment options.

EastEnders producer Chris Clenshaw has been working with Prostate Cancer UK and Macmillian Cancer Support on this issue-based storyline to raise awareness and ensure the issue was portrayed accurately.

Clenshaw has said of the storyline: "When we first embarked on this storyline we knew it was imperative that we worked alongside Prostate Cancer UK and Macmillian Cancer Support to take on and accurately portray such an emotional and pivotal storyline for Alfie, and one that many viewers may relate to.

steve mcfadden as phil mitchell, jessie wallace as kat moon and shane richie as alfie moon in eastenders

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"Shane [Richie] has thoughtfully portrayed the realities of being diagnosed with prostate cancer with grace and understanding. We hope that this storyline resonates with the audience, and that we represent it as sensitively, and as accurately as possible."

The soap has recently earned huge acclaim for another issue-based cancer storyline, as former cast member Danielle Harold won an NTA for a powerful plot where her character Lola was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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

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For more information on Alfie's prostate cancer storyline in EastEnders, you can find resources through the BBC Action Line website, or on 08000 560 190 at any time for a record message. Viewers are also encouraged to contact Prostate Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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