Speaking about the upsetting plot, actress Jane who plays Leanne, admitted she has a “responsibility” to bring to the role as ITV explore the sensitive issues surrounding the illness.
Jane said: “This storyline had a huge sense of responsibility, as this is someone’s story.
“Myself and Simon Gregson, who plays Steve, have had lots of messages from people going thought it. So we have a responsibility to get it right.
“Not only the medical side of things but the human side too, which is obviously my responsibility,” she added.
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm on ITV.