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Linda Nolan found out about her devastating cancer diagnosis just half an hour after her sister Anne


Linda Nolan announced that she was diagnosed with cancer only half an hour after her sister Anne found out that she was fighting the disease.

In her first television interview since the release of her diagnosis, the 61-year-old singer admitted that losing her hair after undergoing lock-up chemotherapy was "traumatic" and described the fight for health as a "double nightmare ".

On Sunday, Linda and Anne stunned the nation when they found out that they had been diagnosed with cancer in just a few days, and posed for brave photos after losing their hair during treatment.

Sad news: Linda Nolan, 61, announced that she was diagnosed with cancer only half an hour after her sister Anne found out that she was fighting the disease

Linda said: & # 39; & # 39; Since I was diagnosed again in 2017, I have done three monthly scans regularly and I go to the oncologist and he says & # 39; (yes, everything works well & # 39; & # 39; and you go on.

"Then we went on the cruise and had a great time" the Nolans go cruise ". And we continued and when we got back Anne found a lump in her chest and went to the doctor.

"I had my normal scans, I think it was May 4th. On May 7, Maureen called to tell me that Anne's cancer had been confirmed and that chemotherapy or a lumpectomy might be required. Half an hour later, my oncologist secretary called and said they saw something on my liver and I should have had an MRI scan.

Difficult: On Sunday, Linda and Anne announced that they had been diagnosed with cancer only a few days apart and posed for brave photos after losing their hair during treatment

Difficult: On Sunday, Linda and Anne announced that they had been diagnosed with cancer only a few days apart and posed for brave photos after losing their hair during treatment

Scary: Linda said Tuesday in Good Morning Britain that she was diagnosed with liver cancer

Scary: Linda said Tuesday in Good Morning Britain that she was diagnosed with liver cancer

"So I didn't tell anyone for three days because I can't turn and go." "Yeah, I got it back too, you know?" So this is my third time. & # 39;

When asked about her own health, she said to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway: “I'm actually fine, my chemotherapy is not as toxic as Anne's, it's actually secondary breast cancer I have, the cells are metastasized.

"But Anne is a primary cancer, so she has everything she needs to get well. She is sorry she couldn't be here, but she sends her love. & # 39;

She added: “We are both treated great by our local Victoria hospital and everyone there is brilliant, all of the staff and nurses there are fabulous.

“You heard about the chemical brothers, we're the chemical sisters now. Or you know someone said we could make a real impression, said Fred. & # 39;

Linda admitted getting cancer treatment during the COVID-19 suspension was challenging because they could not hug their grandchildren or visit relatives.

During the pandemic, many people undergoing cancer treatment were advised to stay at home and protect themselves, although these rules do not change until Saturday.

She added: "During the closure it was a double nightmare because normally our family – my husband called us the cavalry – when something bad or good happens they hurry from all directions and we laugh and talk and support each other but Of course, at first we could only call her with Anne and say we are here or wave to her through the window.

"It made it more difficult and I think Anne struggles with it because she has two daughters and grandchildren and is unable to get her support like hugging, and they are all crazy about their grandmother.

"But at Chemo we have a good old frond, we compare side effects, pens and needles in our fingers and toes, we exchange all this information."

On Monday, the two sisters Linda and Anne shared brave photos just a few days after the unveiling that they were fighting cancer together.

The siblings started chemotherapy at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool last month.

Shortly after the sisters returned from filming a series of The Nolans Go Cruising in March, they received news of their shock diagnoses within a few days.

Now the sisters have shared bold photos of themselves without hair as they go through chemotherapy to fight the disease.

The news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie to cancer in 2013.

The siblings, who were part of the Irish pop group The Nolans, started chemotherapy at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool last month

The siblings, who were part of the Irish pop group The Nolans, started chemotherapy at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool last month

A tweet from Nolan's report confirmed the devastating news on Sunday.

It said: “In the past few months, Linda and Anne have been fighting cancer and chemotherapy together during the ban. We will get through this together as a family. & # 39;

Loose Women presenter Coleen also went to Twitter after the news became known.

"You hit it before – you can hit it again," she said. "Please keep your thoughts and good wishes."

Linda spoke from the moment they were diagnosed and said to the sun, "We laughed and wept really. It's hysterical."

"Forget the Chemical Brothers, we've become the Chemo Sisters," she added.

The mother of two, Anne, said: “I don't want to die. I love my life so much. I love my daughters, my grandchildren, my friends, my whole family.

"I want to live as long as I can."

Anne, 69, found that she had stage three breast cancer in April, 20 years after she was first diagnosed with an illness in 2000.

Her sister Linda, 61, discovered days later that she had incurable liver cancer.

The pop star has also fought cancer before. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulite and lymphedema in the arm in 2007 and pelvic cancer in 2017.

Linda said she thought her scans were "fine as they usually are" before her oncologist's office called and said she needed an MRI scan because they found something on her liver.

The call came just half an hour after her sister Maureen contacted her to bring the news that Anne's breast cancer had returned.

The sisters, who were part of the Irish pop group The Nolans, had a round of chemotherapy together at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool last month after receiving the devastating diagnoses. Pictured: Denise, Linda, Anne, Coleen, Bernadette and Maureen Nolan

The sisters, who were part of the Irish pop group The Nolans, had a round of chemotherapy together at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool last month after receiving the devastating diagnoses. Pictured: Denise, Linda, Anne, Coleen, Bernadette and Maureen Nolan

Linda (left), 61, found that she had terminal liver cancer shortly after the couple returned from a series of The Nolans Go Cruising with sisters Coleen and Maureen in March

Linda (left), 61, found that she had terminal liver cancer shortly after the couple returned from a series of The Nolans Go Cruising with sisters Coleen and Maureen in March

"I couldn't tell anyone at the time because they were obviously devastated by Anne," she said. & # 39; I thought & # 39;, I can't turn around and say, & # 39; actually I've got it back too & # 39 ;. & # 39; & # 39;

The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie to cancer in 2013.

The second youngest Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent chemotherapy and mastectomy and announced in February 2012 that she was cancer free.

Months later, however, Bernie shared the heartbreaking news that her cancer had spread to the brain, lungs, liver, and bones. She died in July 2013 at the age of 52.

Linda said, "I look in the mirror now and see Bernie because I think we are so alike anyway and it just brings back all of her trauma and how sick she was."

Anne, 69, found that she had stage three breast cancer in April, 20 years after she was first diagnosed with an illness in 2000.

Anne, 69, found that she had stage three breast cancer in April, 20 years after she was first diagnosed with an illness in 2000.

Pictured: Maureen, Bernie, Linda and Coleen Nolan as The Nolan Sisters 1980

Pictured: Maureen, Bernie, Linda and Coleen Nolan as The Nolan Sisters 1980

After the sisters received their heartbreaking diagnoses, Maureen moved in with Anne and Linda moved in with her sister Denise.

The sisters had their first chemotherapy session together on June 5 and will both complete a total of six rounds of treatment.

Anne, who was in the hospital for 11 days during her treatment, will then either have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, most likely followed by radiation therapy.

In April, Loose Women presenter Coleen shared how Linda's cancer treatment had been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

The 55-year-old Loose Women presenter appeared this morning discussing how the global pandemic was waiting for her older sister to be treated.

The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie (second from right) to cancer in 2013

The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie (second from right) to cancer in 2013

Pictured: Coleen, Bernie, Linda and Maureen Nolan of The Nolans perform at the Apollo in Manchester on October 13, 2009

Pictured: Coleen, Bernie, Linda and Maureen Nolan of The Nolans perform at the Apollo in Manchester on October 13, 2009

Linda receives regular hospital treatment to "strengthen her bones and keep cancer at bay," she said.

Coleen added: & # 39; It's worrying. I know that one of her injections was delayed by a couple of weeks, which meant that she was in severe pain with her bones.

"You don't want her to miss what she should have. On the other hand, is it more at risk for her to take her to a hospital where she meets other people? & # 39;

Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in the third stage for the first time in 2006.

Although the star went into remission, the cancer returned in 2017 and was confirmed to be incurable.

She announced last night that she was now diagnosed with liver cancer.

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